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. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Womb Rain (Finishing Line Press 2008) and A Hole to Breathe (Finishing Line Press 2011). She is also the author of the daily devotional, Pictures in Glass Frames. Her poetry has appeared in Essence, River Heron Review, Guesthouse, Typehouse, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Rutgers-Camden and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
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.