Stacey Margaret Jones lives in Conway, Arkansas, but grew up in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town on the Prairie: De Smet, South Dakota. Her novel, Mr. Catherine, will be brought out by Creators Publishing in 2019. She has published short fiction, poetry, essays and articles in national and regional outlets. She also works as an independent market research consultant. She earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Central Arkansas in 2015 and her master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and English literature from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She is also an adjunct instructor at UCA in writing, public relations and English. She is a marathon runner, avid traveler (32 countries) and devoted mother to her three dogs, Beatrice, Gwenhyfar and Lavinia.