Veda Boyd Jones

Fiction Writer

505 W. 34th Street
Joplin, MO 64804-3613

Author's Bio

Jones's published credits include nine romances (Avalon, Heartsong Presents), thirty-three books, both fiction and nonfiction, for children (Barbour Books, Chelsea House, McGraw-Hill, Seedling, Lerner, Scholastic, Wendy Pye, and Lucent Books), and over 600 articles and short stories in magazines.  She's a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Authors Guild, Missouri Writers Guild (past president), Ozark Writers League (current president) and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She earned an MA in history from the University of Arkansas (long ago) and recently graduated with an MFA from Stonecoast, the low-residency creative writing program at University of Southern Maine.

Publications & Prizes

April's Autumn (Avalon Books, 1991)
Prizes won: 

Writer's Digest writing competition, articles, 1st place, 1993. 

Reader's Choice Best Contemporary Romance, Barbour Books, 1994. 

Multiple prizes from Missouri Writers' Guild.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ernest Hemingway, Richard Russo, Laurie R. King
What I'm reading now: 
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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Born in: 
Sulphur Springs, AR
Raised in: 
Neosho, MO
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Last update: Oct 22, 2019