I am a fan of her writing and I guess I'm not alone since most of her books are being made into movies - again! Also, a movie called "Becoming Jane", a sort of bio pic about how Jane Austen became an author. The Jane Austen Society was - maybe still is - based in New Jersey. I always thought it was a shame that her book "Sanditon" was never finished because it is her only book that takes place "down the shore".