Marcia Thornton Jones
Marcia Thornton Jones is an award-winning author who has traditionally published 131 books for children, with sales totaling more than 43 million copies worldwide. Her works include Woodford Brave, Ratfink, and Champ. She coauthored the writing guides Writing for Kids: The Ultimate Guide and Story Sparkers with Debbie Dadey, as well as seven popular children's series, including The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids and Keyholders. Marcia lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, Steve, and two cats, where she continues to write, mentor writers, and teach writing classes. She is the coordinator of the Carnegie Center Author Academy, an intensive one-on-one writing program for adult writers working toward publication.