About Whitney

j_tyler-226Whitney E. Jones received her doctorate in English from the University of Tennessee.  There, she honed her powers of literary criticism and wrote stories inspired by her really weird dreams in early morning minutes stolen from dissertation writing. Whitney’s first creative work was a counting book she wrote and illustrated when she was five years old, which she gave to her grandmother as a gift. She has since published short stories and poetry in addition to literary criticism on children’s literature and has over 10 years of experience teaching college writing and literature. Her favorite author is Jane Austen, her favorite book is The Giver, and her favorite literary character is Anne of Green Gables. Her favorite writing advice is: “Embrace the shitty first draft.”

Whitney’s most recent publications include:

Check out Whitney’s personal blog, all about her love for children’s books: WhitneyJonesReads