A’isha Still Inspires Me

Here is the speech I gave on Sept. 11, 2012, at the Spokane Coeur d’Alene Woman Magazine Luncheon: “Moments,” I once wrote, “are the hinges on which the doors of the human universe swing.” I’m here to tell you about some of mine. I remember the moment I discovered A’isha bint Abi Bakr, the youngest […]

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 […]

Help! My Character Wants to Kill Me

Have I created a monster? Last night, Blanche de Castille – the White Queen of France and the evil mother-in-law in my forthcoming novel “Four Sisters, All Queens” – tried to kill me. I don’t recall what I did to offend her. Nothing much, probably. I mean, look what happens to Marguerite, the oldest of […]