Elisabeth Ellington grew up in Georgia and graduated from Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium, in 1995. She has taught at Brandeis University for several years. Her forthcoming doctoral dissertation focuses on biographies of eighteenth-century women writers. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Danny Wouters, a dog, two cats, and ten chickens. Her Seacoast New Hampshire book group has been together for seven years.
Jane Freimiller grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Haverford College in 1987. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College, she taught at a university for several years. She has also been a sales clerk, office temp, and Web designer. Jane currently lives in London with her husband, Kevin Connolly, and is a member of a neighborhood book group as well as one sponsored by the National Gallery in London.