Shawn R. Jones grew up in New Jersey, where she resides with her husband and two children. She is a writer, educator, and workshop leader. In 2007 and 2009, her work appeared in Essence, and in 2008, Finishing Line Press published her poetry chapbook, Womb Rain, and included it in the New Women’s Voices Series. Shawn is an instructor for her tutoring business and also a dance choreographer. She has taught Vacation Bible School, written skits for drama ministries, and performed in the play Yes, God is Real. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she began her professional writing career. She currently worships at the Resurrection Center in Delaware under the leadership of Dr. S. Todd Townsend and Dr. Cleo V. Townsend.