Rebecca Smith is a Teaching Fellow in English and Creative Writing at the University of Southampton. She is the author of three novels: The Bluebird Café (2001), Happy Birthday and All That (2003) and A Bit of Earth (2006), as well as two nonfiction books—Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas (Ivy Press, 2012) and The Jane Austen Writers’ Club (2016). Her first novel for children was Shadow Eyes, and Where’s Jane? is her first picture book. Rebecca is Jane Austen’s great-great-great-great-great-niece.