Frances Duncan lives in Wellington where she runs the Jane Austen Society of New Zealand. Jane Austen is so much a part of her life that you'll find a little bit of Austen in each of her stories. In primary school the teachers used to take her books off her and tell her to go play. It seemed a natural progression to go from reading too much to writing. Frances has pieces included in the anthologies Cocktails with Miss Austen and Huia Short Stories 14.