About me

Michelle Dawn Jones

I grew up lots of places, but the places that made me were in rural western Pennsylvania. Often, I have lived near railroad tracks. Almost always, I have lived near the woods. When I was twenty, I was fired from my job as a telemarketer. This was a wonderful thing, but because I was young and didn’t know this, I cried and went to Canada.

While working as a kitchen helper, a dish washer, a child care worker, a school secretary, a coach, a life guard, a landscaper, a janitor, and a house parent, I earned an honour’s degree in English Literature from Queen’s University, Kingston. I worked as a teacher for fifteen years, preferring the ups and downs of grade 7 and 8 students to the joys and trials of any other. While teaching, my husband and I began bearing children at an alarming rate.  Remarkably close to my thirty-eighth birthday, I quit my job as a teacher to become a writer.

I am currently raising four book loving, tree climbing, bug catching kids with my husband on a small homestead. I write. I read. I jot unending book ideas, and with great joy, I write.

13 Comments to About me

  1. Erma Joy Cann says:

    I love it ,I love it. It’s good,It’s you

  2. Leslie Lynch says:

    LOVE everything about how you reveal yourself on this page. Perfect! Love your tagline, too: Simple. True. Beautiful. What else is there?

  3. Don Farnsworth says:

    Thanks for sharing – that was one brave horse, must have had a death wish to chase you!

  4. Rachel Bushnell says:

    I love your cow. The picture makes me peaceful every time I look at her.

  5. Ava Henry says:

    Michelle, school is out and I wanted to check out your blog…I will not be able to visit as often as I would like…because your writing captivates me!!! I have school work to do you know!!! I smiled, laughed and cried. I love your writing. I will sneak in and visit from time to time when I need an escape :)

  6. Sandy p says:

    Keep writing,Michelle. I am enjoying your blog.Thanks!

  7. Sally says:

    I’m so glad you shared your blog with me, good luck with your book writing.

  8. Dale Sipple says:

    I love “about me -so you.,

  9. Yvonne Morgan says:

    Love the bucolic scene on your blog. Brings me back to my roots!

  10. Wendy Sakoda says:

    Just stumbled on your blog looking for something referring how people are like chickens. I read and love your chicken story and human suffering. A young friend observed that the top chicken will peck the others to death, and if something happens to that top chicken another one will take that top spot and do the same! Don’t know if this is true but I think is a good analogy to how some people treat others…if they can get away with it, and most times they do.
    Anyways I want to read all the rest of your insights and don’t want to forget where I found you.


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