About Daphne Woods

I live in a small township in beautiful, viagra rural Hunterdon County, New Jersey, with my husband and 17-year-old daughter. I hold a doctorate in Nineteenth-Century Studies with a concentration in English literature from Drew University, but for the last ten years I have home-schooled my daughter. She remains the best student I ever had!

My love of nineteenth-century English literature is the inspiration for this work. While I can never hope to compare with those extraordinary geniuses of the past, and I do not try to model my writing style on any of them, I hope, like Dickens, Eliot, and Brontë, to embed an exploration of social and cultural issues in a great narrative. It is very possible that a little of the irony and humor of Jane Austen can also be detected.

I love hiking, biking, swimming, gardening, and traveling. I’m also an avid photographer, and for a while I had my own studio business. I still enjoy nature photography. Last winter I captured a great picture of a red fox right out in my back lawn. I’d waited 16 years to get that picture! That makes up for the one I missed in Prince Edward Island.

I’d love to hear from you. Use my Contact page to drop me a note to share your thoughts about the novel or about anything of interest.


Meggie Brooks by Daphne Woods. Published by Heather Press, Princeton, NJ.