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Kelly Jones


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Kelly Jones grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. She attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, graduating with a degree in English and an art minor. She spent her junior year in Italy at the Gonzaga-in-Florence program and developed a love for travel, a passion she now shares with her husband, Jim. An art history class in Florence fueled a love for the history of art, which has become an integral part of her writing.

Berkley/Penguin novels include Lost and Found in Prague, The Woman Who Heard Color, The Lost Madonna, and The Seventh Unicorn.

Her novella and short story collection, Evel Knievel Jumps the Snake River Canyon . . . and Other Stories Close to Home, was inspired by an event in her hometown of Twin Falls during the summer of 1974.

She is a mother and grandmother and is married to former Idaho Attorney General Jim Jones, who now serves on Idaho's Supreme Court. They live in Boise.