You might be surprised to learn that when Ms. Mason-Milks read Pride and Prejudice for the first time in the eighth grade, she was not impressed! That changed when she saw the now famous 1995 mini-series version of the story. Deciding to give Austen another chance, she read all the novels and fell in love.
A few years ago, she was delighted to discover that there were dozens of web sites devoted to everything “Jane.” After reading the fan fiction posted on various web sites, she started writing.
She says, “Writing stories inspired by Austen’s books offers a way to spend more time with characters I’ve grown to love. Just because the book ends, it doesn’t have to be the end of the story.” Her favorite Austen book is Pride and Prejudice with Persuasion a close second.
In addition to writing, her other loves include singing in "a cappella joy" (women’s barbershop chorus), reading, and yoga. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and four very naughty cats.
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