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Marcia Jones
American author

Marcia Jones

Marcia Jones
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Intro American author
A.K.A. Marcia Thornton Jones
Is Writer Children's writer
From United States of America
Field Literature
Gender female
Birth 15 July 1958
Age 64 years
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Marcia Thornton Jones (born July 15, 1968) is an American writer of children's books, the author or co-author of more than 135 elementary chapter books, picture books, and mid-grade novels, including The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series, among other works co-written with Debbie Dadey.


Jones was born in Joliet, Illinois. She has been an elementary school teacher of first and third grades, computer lab, writing and reading, and Gifted & Talented. She has been a full-time writer since 1990. Her books are published by Scholastic, Tor, Dutton (Penguin Group), Hyperion Press (Disney), and F&W. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband Stephen.


  • Story Sparkers: A creativity guide for children's writers, by Debbie Dadey and Jones (Writer's Digest, 2000)


Jones as sole writer
  • Godzilla Ate My Homework (Scholastic Little Apple, 1997) – chapter book for young readers
  • Champ (Scholastic, 2007) – children's novel
  • The Tale of Jack Frost, illus. Priscilla Burris (Scholastic, 2008) – picture book
  • Leprechaun on the Loose, illus. Cyd Moore (Scholastic, 2008) – picture book
  • Ratfink, illus. C. B. Decker (Dutton Children's Books, 2010) – children's novel
Jones with co-writers
  • Keyholders SERIES (Tor Books Starscape, Fall 2009), wri. Dadey and Jones, illus. Adam Stower
  • The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids (Scholastic, 1992–present), written by Debbie Dadey and Jones, illustrated by John Steven Gurney – SERIES, 65 titles
  • The Bailey School Kids Junior SERIES (Scholastic), Dadey and Jones, chapter books
  • Bailey City Monsters SERIES (Scholastic), Dadey and Jones, illus. Gurney
  • Ghostville Elementary SERIES (Scholastic, 2003–2007), Dadey and Jones, illus. Jeremy Tugeau (vols 1–4) and Guy Francis (illustrator) (vols 5-8)
  • Triplet Trouble and the Runaway Reindeer, by Dadey and Jones, illus. John Speirs (Scholastic Corporation, 1995) – first of a Triple Trouble series (1995–?)
  • Barkley's School for Dogs SERIES (Hyperion Books for Children, 2001)
  • Ghost Dog, Dadey and Jones, illus. Amy Wummer (Hyperion Books for Children, 2001)
  • Ghosts Do Splash in Puddles, Dadey and Jones, illus. Joëlle Dreidemy (2003)
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