This month's discussion focuses on the author, and because I'm not very far into the book, I'm answering the Level 1 questions (I had a lot of fun researching these):
Who is the author? Charlotte M. Yonge
What does she look like?
When was she born? Where did she live? She was born on August 11, 1823 and lived in Otterbourne, a village near Winchester in Hampshire.
What does her handwriting look like?
What is an interesting and random fact about her life? The road that ran through her village of Otterbourne also ran through Chawton, past the "Jane Austen House."