Kick-ass women in history

Josephine Baker, A’isha bint Abi Bakr, and other inspirations As we wrap up Women’s History Month, I reflect on the difference the heroines in my novels have made in the world they lived in and today, including in my own life. From A’isha bint Abi Bakr, the youngest wife of the Prophet Muhammad and protagonist […]

The Writer’s Life: Hob-Nobbing with Authors at RWA 2013

I had a blast at the 2013 Romance Writers of America Conference in Atlanta last week, hobnobbing with romance authors, signing my FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS, dining with one of my favorite book bloggers, moderating and participating on a panel with my literary agent, Natasha Kern, and volunteering at the Rita Awards ceremony. But my […]

Actress Bonnie Somerville’s Top Historical Fiction Picks

How wonderful for any author to find her book listed as among anyone’s favorites! I’ve been dancing a jig ever since seeing the new issue of Dujour Magazine, in which actress Bonnie Somerville lists her favorite historical fiction books. Here’s the article, released on the same day as the debut of acclaimed author Nancy Bilyeau’s […]

Blog Hop: FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS Giveaway!

I’m giving away a copy of FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS to a randomly selected reader who leaves a post here! A tale of love, lust, women’s power, and sibling rivalry on a royal scale, FOUR SISTERS, ALL QUEENS is getting rave reviews. Publishers Weekly says: “Jones’s impeccable eye for detail and beautifully layered plot–each sister […]

Publishers Weekly: FOUR SISTERS ALL QUEENS is “Excellent”

“Jones’s excellent new historical…” That’s all I could see of the new Publishers Weekly review coming out Monday, Aug. 6., as displayed in my Google Alert. My pulse gave a little skip. Like a dog on point, as the cashier before me chatted very pleasantly about her former life in Bosnia, I focused only on […]