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I’m a young adult (YA) author and as of recently also a middle grade author. My books have been on The New York Times bestseller list, have been published all around the world, been bestsellers in France (thank you, France) and I have even gotten some cool awards for them.

I live in Bar Harbor, Maine and have lots of rescue animals and random adventures. You can find about more about me as a person here!

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Besides writing I also offer writing coaching and am a blogger. 

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FLYING was selected as an Amazon.com best books for July!

What it’s about:

People have always treated seventeen-year-old Mana as someone in need of protection. She’s used to being coddled, being an only child, but it’s hard to imagine anything could ever happen in her small-town, normal life. As her mother’s babying gets more stifling than ever, she’s looking forward to cheering at the big game and getting out of the house for a while.

But that night, Mana’s life goes haywire.

First, the hot guy she’s been crushing on at school randomly flips out and starts spitting acid during the game. Then they get into a knockdown, drag-out fight in the locker room, during which Mana finds herself leaping around like a kangaroo on steroids. As a flyer on the cheerleading squad, she’s always been a good jumper, but this is a bit much. By the time she gets home and finds her house trashed and an alien in the garage, Mana starts to wonder if her mother had her reasons for being overprotective.

It turns out, Mana’s frumpy, timid mom is actually an alien hunter, and now she’s missing–taking a piece of technology with her that everyone wants their hands on, both human and alien. Now her supposed partner, a guy that Mana has never met or heard of (and who seems way too young and way too arrogant to be hunting aliens), has shown up, ordering Mana to come with him. Now, on her own for the first time, Mana will have to find a way to save her mother–and maybe the world–and hope she’s up to the challenge.

What People Are Saying: 

With nods to numerous science fiction and fantasy works (including Dr. Who,Heroes, and World of Warcraft), this series opener from Jones (the Need series) is complex and nuanced while maintaining a lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek vibe. – Publishers Weekly

Frequent twists and plentiful action keep the story moving briskly. – Publishers Weekly

Funny and fast-moving, with a compelling setup for potential sequels. – Kirkus

Men In Black Bring IT On! This is just the perfect book for light summer reading.  Jones does an excellent job bringing the aliens and teens to life with all the action and adventure of a summer teen movie. – BookHounds

Hilarious and action-packed, this novel is sure to be the perfect summer read. – Bookish – “This Week’s Hottest Releases.”

Funny and playful, with a diverse cast of characters and a bit of romance and adventure, Flying is the perfect light summer read. – BookPage


TIME STOPPERS has arrived! Join Annie Nobody and James Hephaistion Alexander as they try to save a magical town from trolls, an evil crow monster and a demon that knows much more about them than they would like!

“An imaginative blend of fantasy, whimsy, and suspense, with a charming cast of underdog characters . . . This new fantasy series will entice younger fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.” –  School Library Journal


What It’s About:

Annie Nobody thought she was, well, nobody, living in a nowhere town where nothing goes her way. Day 1 at her newest foster home proves to be dreadful, too . . . and things get even worse when she’s chased by something big and scary that definitely wants to eat her.

Luckily for Annie, not everything is what it seems, and she gets swept up–literally–by a sassy dwarf on a hovercraft snowmobile and taken to Aurora, a hidden, magical town on the coast of Maine. There, she finds a new best friend in Jamie Hephastion Alexander–who thought he was a normal kid (but just might be a troll)–and Annie discovers that she’s not exactly who she thought she was, either. She’s a Time Stopper, meant to protect the enchanted.

Together, Annie and Jamie discover a whole new world of magic, power, and an incredible cast of creatures and characters. But where there’s great power, there are also those who want to misuse it, and Aurora is under siege. It’s up to the kids to protect their new home, even if it means diving headfirst into magical danger.

What Reviewers Are Saying: 

“An imaginative blend of fantasy, whimsy, and suspense, with a charming cast of underdog characters . . . This new fantasy series will entice younger fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.” –  School Library Journal

“The plot thickens with every twist and turn. The mix of fantastical creatures along with the suspenseful ride will surely attract many school-aged readers.” – School Library Journal

“Sticks the landing . . . The world building is engaging . . . between the decidedly wonderful residents and the terrifying monsters who plague them.” –  BCCB

“Amid the magic, spells, adventure, and weirdness of this fantasy are embedded not-so-subtle life lessons about kindness, friendship, and cooperation.” –  Booklist

“This fantasy, appropriate for upper-elementary and middle-grade readers, brings back familiar characters and Jones’ quirky imaginative world. Its abundant action is supplemented by not-so-subtle messages about friendship, love, and the effect of humans on the environment.” – Booklist on The Quest for the Golden Arrow, Time Stoppers, book two.

“A wild and fresh take on fantasy with an intriguing cast of characters. Dangerous and scary and fun all rolled into one. In the words of Eva the dwarf, I freaking loved it!” –  Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds series

“Effervescent, funny, and genuine.” –  Kirkus Reviews

And the second book is out! YAY!!!! As of May 2017 you can also read what happens next. Hint: There are unicorns, Bugaboos, Irish castles and pig cars.