About Weyman Jones

After graduating from Harvard I served as an enlisted man and then a junior officer in the Navy. A short story I wrote in college was published in a small Canadian magazine, and one of my later stories appeared in Collier’s — in what proved to be the tombstone issue. As the major family magazines went out of business, my stories collected bushels of rejection slips.

Eventually, I wrote three books for young readers. My historical novel for pre-teens, The Edge of Two Worlds, went to seven printings and earned the Lewis Carroll Shelf and the Western Heritage Awards. It was selected by both the School Library Journal and Book World as one of the best books of the year and was designated a notable book by the American Library Association. A non-fiction book on computers was published in several languages, and my biography is included in Something About the Author, a reference series about prominent authors of juvenile and young adult literature.

For a few years, my day job in corporate communications consumed all my time and energy, but after I retired as vice president, public affairs for the Grumman Corporation I began to write mystery/suspense novels. I had to learn to love rejection all over again before I found publishers for The Doublooner, Broken Glass, The Unexpected and Messages.

I now live with my wife, Marilyn, in Santa Barbara, California. We’re proud of our two daughters, each with her own professional career. Dr. Lynn K. Jones teaches in the USC on-line grad school program and coaches organizations and executives in the Santa Barbara area. Paula Herrington runs a speech and language clinic in Seattle that specializes in treating autistic children.

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