American Writer and Illustrator
MARGARET JANE JONES
Margaret Jane Jones writes for children.
on the Sun-Up , Christmas on the
Sun-Up and Springtime on the Sun-Up are works of historical fiction based on a way of life the author
lived as a child growing-up on a ranch in Klickitat County in the State of
Her lively years of teaching children at elementary school level
add insight to her writing. In Wild Perfumes from a Winter Wood, a
picture book for children, Ms. Jones writes the story in
verse based on a true-life trek into the forest to find a Christmas tree in
the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. Her illustrations bring her books to life.
Ms. Jones is a graduate of Washington State University with majors in
both education and the fine arts. Her early
travels and work in the Middle East add flavor to
her points of view. Years of teaching in the states of
Oklahoma, Virginia, and Florida bring
inspiration to her work, as do her experiences teaching abroad in Yorkshire, England as a Fulbright
During summers in New Hampshire, the author
climbs mountains and hikes hidden wilderness trails with her husband and
family. During the winter months, she
lives with her husband in Florida where wild
rabbits play in the yard.