Laura Jones writes across multiple genres including fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, and journalism. She worked professionally in film and television for fifteen years, including helping to create the PBS documentary series, Art:21 Art in the Twenty-First Century. In 2017, she graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction from Northwestern University, where she won the AWP Journals Prize. Her work has been published in two anthologies, They Said(edited by Simone Muench) and daCunha, Volume 2, and numerous literary magazines like Creative Nonfiction, Foglifter, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The Drum, andAbout Place Journal, to name a few. An excerpt of her graphic memoir My Life in Movies was featured in Spring 2018 in Fourth Genre, along with a companion essay they commissioned about collaboration in graphic work. Two of her fiction books for children, Polar Bear Christmas and True Blue, are available on Amazon. She taught writing in 2017-18 at Ohio’s HBCU, Central State University.
“People who can say of a book, ‘this changed my life’ truly understand the meaning of happiness. Reading that sparks inner revolution is desperately needed to escape drowning in the rapidly advancing information society. Reading is more than intellectual ornamentation; it is a battle for the establishment of the self, a ceaseless challenge that keeps us young and vigorous.” Daisaku Ikeda