J. Marie Croft (Joanne) is a self-proclaimed word nerd and adherent of Jane Austen’s quote “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.” Bearing witness to Joanne’s fondness for Pride and Prejudice, wordplay, and laughter, are her light-hearted novel, Love at First Slight (a Babblings of a Bookworm Favourite Read of 2014), her playful novella, A Little Whimsical in His Civilities (Just Jane 1813’s Favourite 2016 JAFF Novella), and her short stories in the anthologies Sun-kissed, The Darcy Monologues, Dangerous to Know, Rational Creatures, and Yuletide.


Joanne lives in Nova Scotia and works at a music lesson centre. In her spare time, she geocaches with her husband, spends time with their adult twin daughters, enjoys photography and paper crafting, and can often be found alternately crying and sighing over some other Austenesque author’s angsty, romantic novel when she should be concentrating on her own work in progress story.

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