Just how did Jane Austen become the celebrity author and inspiration for generations of loyal fans she’s become today? Members and friends of the Great Phoenix Region learned more from Dr. Devoney Looser, as she spoke on her new book, The Making of Jane Austen. Professor Looser is a delightful speaker who amused and engaged us as she called upon the people, performances, activism, and images that fostered Austen’s early fame, laying the groundwork for the beloved author we think we know. Thank you, Peg and Joe Hesley, for hosting 27 of us for this enlightening afternoon.