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Marcia Thornton Jones is the author of more than 125 books including RATFINK, CHAMP, GODZILLA ATE MY HOMEWORK LEPRECHAUN ON THE LOOSE, and THE TALE OF JACK FROST. She is the co-author of the writing guide, STORY SPARKERS, and seven best-selling children's series including "Keyholders", "The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids", "Bailey City Monsters", "The Bailey School Kids Junior Chapter Books", "Ghostville Elementary", "Trplet Trouble", and "The Barkley School for Dogs." Her books have been honored and recognized by The Children's Top 100 Books, Children's Choice Award List, Publisher's Weekly Bestsellers list, The Elementary Library Book Award (ELBA), the Humane Society KIND Honor Book list. She is a proud recipient of the Milner Award and is listed as a top 100 author by the Educational Paperback Association.

Besides writing, Marcia enjoys presenting at schools and conferences. As a veteran teacher with 25 years of experience, she easily relates the importance of writing and reading to students of all ages.

Marcia was born in Joliet, IL but has spent most of her life in Lexington, KY. She currently lives in Lexington with her husband, Stephen, and their two cats.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction
 
Series
Adventures of the Bailey School Kids (with Debbie Dadey)
   1. Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (1990)
   2. Werewolves Don't Go to Summer Camp (1991)
   3. Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors (1991)
   4. Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (1992)
   5. Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (1992)
   6. Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias (1993)
   7. Aliens Don't Wear Braces (1993)
   8. Genies Don't Ride Bicycles (1993)
   9. Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses (1994)
   10. Witches Don't Do Backflips (1994)
   11. Skeletons Dont Play Tubas (1994)
   12. Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers (1995)
   13. Gremlins Don't Chew Bubble Gum (1995)
   14. Monsters Don't Scuba Dive (1995)
   15. Zombies Don't Play Soccer (1995)
   16. Dracula Doesn't Drink Lemonade (1995)
   17. Elves Don't Wear Hard Hats (1995)
   18. Martians Don't Take Temperatures (1996)
   19. Gargoyles Don't Drive School Buses (1996)
   20. Wizards Don't Need Computers (1996)
   21. Mummies Don't Coach Softball (1996)
   22. Cyclops Doesn't Roller Skate (1996)
   23. Angels Don't Know Karate (1996)
   24. Dragons Don't Cook Pizza (1997)
   25. Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance (1997)
   26. Mermaids Don't Run Track (1997)
   27. Bogeymen Don't Play Football (1997)
   28. Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides (1997)
   29. Knights Don't Teach Piano (1998)
   30. Hercules Doesn't Pull Teeth (1998)
   31. Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream (1998)
   32. Phantoms Don't Drive Sports Cars (1997)
   33. Giants Don't Go Snowboarding (1998)
   34. Frankenstein Doesn't Slam Hockey Pucks (1989)
   35. Trolls Don't Ride Roller Coasters (1999)
   36. Wolfmen Don't Hula Dance (1999)
   37. Goblins Don't Play Video Games (1999)
   38. Ninjas Don't Bake Pumpkin Pies (1999)
   39. Dracula Doesn't Rock and Roll (2000)
   40. Sea Monsters Don't Ride Motorcycles (2000)
   41. The Bride of Frankestein Doesn't Bake Cookies (2000)
   42. Robots Don't Catch Chicken Pox (2001)
   43. Vikings Don't Wear Wrestling Belts (2001)
   44. Ghosts Don't Ride Wild Horses (2001)
   45. Wizards Don't Wear Graduation Gowns (2002)
   46. Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons (2002)
   47. Frankenstein Doesn't Start Food Fights (2003)
   48. Dracula Doesn't Play Kickball (2004)
   49. Werewolves Don't Run For President (2004)
   50. The Abominable Snowman Doesn't Roast Marshmallows (2005)
   51. Dragons Don't Throw Snowballs (2005)
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