Joy Jones

Joy Jones, native Texan, was born in Nacogdoches and graduated from high school there, then from Stephen F. Austin University.  She lived for almost thirty years in Lavaca County where she raised her three children and taught high school English and social studies.

Joy is now retired from a career in education. In addition to her years in the classroom, she was Student Teacher Coordinator for Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and she also worked as an Educational Consultant for the State of New Mexico in Santa Fe. Joy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and a PHD in Transpersonal Psychology.

Today, Joy lives in Galveston, Texas, with her husband, Jim Nelson. They are living their ‘Golden Years’ with the birds, waters, and breezes of Galveston Island as backdrop for their writing and enjoyment of each other, their extended family of nine children, and many friends.

Previous publications of Joy Jones include:

– Higher Ground, One Woman’s Journey, 1999, narrative nonfiction
– One Man, Three Taboos, 2009, fiction
– Grasshopper, Circling, 2012, sequel to Higher Ground, One Woman’s Journey
The Last Madam, A Legend of The Texas Chicken Ranch, 2015, historical fiction
Billy Love, A Pebble in the Galveston Sand, historical fiction



James (Jim) Nelson

Jim is a Texan through and through.  He was born in Houston, grew up in Tomball, graduated with an engineering degree from Texas A&M, and after serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, traveled the world in the oil and gas pipeline business. Although he was educated and has completed a professional career as an electrical engineer, Jim has also always loved writing and expressing his uniquely Texas opinion and views in prose.

As a former Registered Professional Engineer, Jim has worked for large companies such as ExxonMobil and Perot Systems, as well as, started some six different small companies, many of which are still in existence today.

Today he lives in Galveston with his wife, author Joy Jones. They live and write together everyday in paradise.

Previous publications of JEN include:

– Tall Tales Along Spring Creek, non-fiction
Billy Love, A Pebble in the Galveston Sand, historical fiction




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