Deanna Jones grew up in the Philippine Islands as the daughter of missionaries. She taught secondary level English and Language Arts for nine years. She was the Writing Consultant for the Carrollton Farmers-Branch ISD and now runs private writing workshops. Her work has appeared in IIlya’s Honey, Spillway, Sulphur River Literary Review, Rattle, Descant, Literary Mama, and others. She lives in Frisco, Texas with her husband and two young sons, Zachariah and Connor.