Georgia Jones has been an active journalist and was regularly published in local Washington DC publications. The scope of this work included short stories, feature articles, science, self help, and articles and reviews of the arts. She interviewed well known political and feminist figures of the day, including Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, and Betty Friedan. Her article documenting the first person experiences of women using the Dalcon Shield and Copper 7 IUD's was one of the earliest on this important subject, and was adapted for broadcast by WAER Radio in Syracuse, New York.
From 1994-1997 Jones authored a weekly Internet column for Women's Wire® (later Women's Wire® on CompuServe®). She still enjoys non-fiction writing, especially interviewing and research, though her work had turned more to fiction and poetry.
In 1992 two of her plays, "A Stitch in Time" and "The Usual Suspects", were produced for radio through Shoestring Radio Theatre, distributed nationally to NPR affiliates through Radio Works and Audio Services for the Blind. Prior to that production, "A Stitch in Time" and a musical, "The Porters", which she wrote with composer, Lewis MacAllister were produced by local amateur stage companies.
In 1995 Jones' novel In Line at the Lost and Found placed in the National Association of Writers novel awards. That same book was commented on by Push Cart Prize nominee Eva Shaderowfsky: "I love the way you keep this whole thing on the edge of madness. Well done! ...I smile as I read on breathlessly...It's black humor at its best!"
Georgia Jones is author of A Garden of Weedin', a collection of original poetry, art and essays, and is editor and contributor to Women on a Wire, vol.1 & 2. Her poetry has been compared to that of Alanis Morrisette.
Her most recent books, the novel Isabelle's Appetite and Memorable Seasons a book of poetry, have received strong critical approval.
Jones' published work includes the novel In Line at the Lost and Found and the non-fiction book on writing, Write What You Know, based on writing workshops she has developed and led since 1995. Write What You Know was described by one reviewer as "a book that can be used and enjoyed by the new writer looking for guidance, or is a book for the seasoned pro in search of a fresh outlook." Her interview with Beat Poet and artist, Elizabeth Case, was a featured story for the Winter 1998-99 issue of Crone Chronicles magazine.
She is the editor and a regular contributor to LadybugFlights and writes a regular blog on the business of writing at www.NewVoices.com.
Georgia Jones has led writing workshops in such diverse area and contexts as a peace conference in Israel and a retreat in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. And has two books that are almost ready for future readers: Love in a Time of Commerce, an historical novel, and The Key at the End of the String, a non-fiction book that explores the roots of creativity.
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