Shawn R. Jones graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers-Camden with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While at Rutgers, she was the recipient of the Rutgers-Creative Writing Award and member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. Post-graduation, her work appeared in nationally-recognized publications such as Essence. Finishing Line Press published her poetry chapbooks, Womb Rain (#61 in their New Women’s Voices Series) and A Hole to Breathe. Ambassador International published her devotional, Pictures in Glass Frames. Her poetry has also been published in the River Heron Review and Challenges for the Delusional. She has poetry forthcoming in Peregrine Journal and Guesthouse. May 2019, she earned a Masters in Fine Arts degree from Rutgers-Camden.
Shawn is an instructor and co-owner of Tailored Tutoring LLC and the president of Kumbaya Academy, Inc. Over the past two decades she has educated hundreds of children, including her own, Jeffrey and Jade Jones.