About the Author
Avianna Marie Jones, Ph.D, is an award-winning documentary producer and videographer who is passionate about environmental education and connecting people more deeply with the natural world. Through her video production company - Swallow Creek Productions - and with her background as a psychologist, writer and educator, she is continuing her mission of "honoring the wild things and those who care for them." After moving to the beautiful mountain community of Idyllwild, California, with Daisy the Dog and a flock of parrots, she became a member of the community's Lemon Lily Festival Committee and wished to tell the story of this incredible wildflower. One spring morning while out taking pictures of Lemon Lilies, she heard the voice of the mountain and was inspired to write a series of Grandmother Mountain Stories. "Dreams Come True: Idyllwild's Lemon Lilies Come Home" is the first of the series.