Kara Louise grew up in the San Fernando Valley and moved to the midwest in 1991, where she enjoys the relaxed pace of the country. She began writing about nine years ago, first with a story inspired by her genealogical research. But that took a back seat when she discovered the writings of Jane Austen, in particular, Pride and Prejudice. She has written six novels based on Pride and Prejudice, answering the "what happened next" and the "what ifs" in Elizabeth's and Darcy's story. She has one grown son and lives with her husband on their ten acres just outside Wichita, Kansas.