M. L. Jones was born in Bend, Oregon, but raised in West Plains, Missouri, home of the Zizzers. She grew up on a hobby farm where she developed a love of nature and animals, especially chickens. She’s been writing since elementary school. In May 2017, she graduated from Truman State University with a BFA in creative writing and a minor in anthropology. She’s currently using the Irish dance experience she gained at college to help out around her local dance studio and will soon be starting a part-time job as a salesperson. She hopes to see and explore more of the wider world someday soon.
Jones’s poetry was published in the 2016 issue of Windfall under the name Morgan Jones, which has never sounded quite dramatic enough for the writer she wants to be.