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Gianna Thomas -- 2013 was a very interesting year. It was the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's wonderful romance Pride and Prejudice publication. There are many Jane Austen fans worldwide, and Gianna Thomas is one of them.

In recent years, Gianna discovered the Pride and Prejudice variations, what ifs and fan fiction. She was totally fascinated by the variety of plots that eager authors had utilized. After reading several of these fascinating books, she realized why others loved them and Jane Austen's books so well.

Gianna was aware of the story line of Pride and Prejudice after reading it many years ago and seeing the1940's movie and the 2005 movie with Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen. She loved the 2005 movie and the musical score. Yes, the movie wasn't 100% accurate, but isn't the goal to entertain and touch the heart? And this movie touched her heart and helped her to appreciate more the talent of Jane Austen. Rereading Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice has given her greater insight into Ms. Austen's genius in depicting different personalities and situations and the society of her day. As a mature adult, Gianna sees much more in her books now than ever before.

After reading nearly 200 variations and fan fictions, Gianna now had P&P plots running through her head. She finally decided that they needed to be put to paper (today, on the computer), to see how they would develop. She is having an absolute ball in writing about Darcy and Elizabeth and is pleased with how things are developing. Her goal is to entertain and touch hearts. Hopefully, with her first rendering, Pride and Prejudice: Darcy and Elizabeth, she will achieve that goal and touch your heart as well.

There are 5 more plots in the works that should be available over the next year. Some are fan fiction, what ifs, variations; whatever. Gianna doesn't believe in copying huge chunks of Jane Austen's powerful work. She does believe that many fans will appreciate the changes in story line and scenes and will enjoy the different looks at a marvelous work that really cannot be equaled. Authors can only try.

Gianna Thomas is a ghostwriter of poetry and e-books who became a widow after 22 years with her Mr. Darcy who was her second husband. She lives a quiet life in a small Texas town with her 5 cats and loves to read clean regency romance, Jane Austen's works and the many variations done by other lovers of Pride and Prejudice.

Victoria Lancer -- a writer, a mother, a traveller and the proud owner of four well socialized pets, one cat and three dogs, one of which is a Pit Bull.  She lives in Pennsylvania with her family and pets.

Trained in psychology and literature, she writes about many topics. She finds inspiration for her writings in every day life events, and through her extensive travels. But her pen's focus is on those events that she personally encounters and that appear of pressing interest to others as well.

She has been dealing for several years with a number of family health issues, which is reflected in her most recent writings.

Karen Groves -- researcher, writer and teacher specializing in health issues like cancer and diabetes, natural products, superfoods, homeopathic remedies and supplements.

When asked recently why she is working on the Superfoods Series of books, Karen said, "Unfortunately, most of our food supply is contaminated with pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and other dangerous substances, not to mention Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) foods that are invading our food supply. As a result, we need to be careful with what we put in our bodies. For better health, we should be eating organic, natural, grass fed or wild caught foods - Superfoods. So this series of Superfood books is my effort to help people make better choices for themselves and for their families."

Since 1990, Karen has worked off and on with various natural products and supplements, including products specifically formulated for cancer patients and diabetics.

As a result of her research, she has made major changes in her own diet by adding more superfoods. As a result, she is experiencing positive changes to her own health. So you might say that Karen 'practices what she preaches.'

In 1980 Karen nearly died, and that is when she was introduced to homeopathic remedies. They saved her life, and since then she has done nothing but natural medicine (homeopathic remedies, Bach flower remedies, essential oils, energy work, chiropractic treatments, massage and diet). This was quite a change for the daughter of a General Surgeon and a nurse.