Sammi Jones

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Saint Paul, MN

Author's Bio

Sammi Jones got her start in roller derby in 2010 when she joined the Fargo Moorhead Derby Girls. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead and has written for a variety of publications. She resides in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area where she works as an associate editor for a trade magazine and skates for North Star Roller Derby in Minneapolis. 

Publications & Prizes

Derby Girl: A Memoir (North Dakota State University Press, 2017)
Prizes won: 
  • Foreword Reviews 2017 INDIES Finalist Autobiography & Memoir (Adult Nonfiction) Derby Girl: A Memoir
  • Foreword Reviews 2017 INDIES Finalist LGBT (Adult Nonfiction) Derby Girl: A Memoir
  • 2018 Independent Press Award LGBTQ Nonfiction Derby Girl: A Memoir
  • 2018 Independent Press Award, Distinguished Favorite, Women's Issues Derby Girl: A Memoir
  • 2018 IPPY Award, Gold (Cover Design) Derby Girl: A Memoir

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Austin, MN
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Austin, MN
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Last update: May 21, 2019