About Shawn R. Jones

Shawn R. Jones graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers-Camden with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While at Rutgers, she was the recipient of the Rutgers-Creative Writing Award and member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Post-graduation, her work appeared in nationally-recognized publications such as Essence.  She is also the author of two poetry chapbooks, Womb Rain (Finishing Line Press 2008) and A Hole to Breathe (Finishing Line Press 2011).  Womb Rain is #61 in the New Women’s Voices Series. Her poetry has also appeared in Essence, Challenges for the Delusional, River Heron Review, Guesthouse, Typehouse, Peregrine Journal, and elsewhere.

Shawn also writes prose. In 2019, Obelus Journal published her debut short story, “The Life that You Saved” and in 2011, Ambassador International publisher her devotional, Pictures in Glass Frames. Shawn is the owner and operator of Tailored Tutoring LLC and Kumbaya Academy, Inc., and a jazz dance instructor for Halliday Dance.  She is also a 2019 graduate of Rutgers-Camden’s MFA Program. She is grateful to God for her wonderful family, supportive friends, and recent accomplishments.