Lona Manning loves reading, choral singing, gardening and travel. Over the years, she has been a home care aide, legal secretary, political speech writer, office manager, vocational instructor, non-profit administrator and ESL Teacher. She taught for four years in China. Manning and her husband live in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. She has written true crime articles for www.CrimeMagazine.com. A lifelong devotee of Jane Austen, she has written two volumes of her Mansfield Park trilogy and is working on the third and final volume.