I’m Sharon Marie Jones and I’m a children’s author. I grew up in mountainous North Wales with my very own fairy door on the crab apple tree at the bottom of my garden.
I now live near Aberystwyth, in mid-Wales, close to the sea and beautiful countryside. I’m Mam to three beautiful boys. Tragically, my second son, Ned, 5 years old, was killed in a horrific car crash on March 25th, 2016.
That fateful day has changed me forever. I am now embarking on a new life journey – a journey that I know will be filled with pain each and every day. In my grief, I have found comfort in words – by writing my own words and reading others’ words. Writing helps me try to make some sense of the feelings that fill me. Writing children’s fiction allows me to escape from reality, just for a short while. That’s the wonder and magic of words.
I worked as a Primary School teacher for 13 years but now write full-time. I blog about my life as an author, my journey through grief and battling mental illness. I hope that my words may be of comfort to someone else out there, just as I find comfort in words during the dark times.
Grace-Ella: Spells for Beginners, published September, 2016 (Firefly Press)
Grace-Ella: Witch Camp, published September, 2019 (Firefly Press)
You can find out more about my books on Firefly Press’ website: www.fireflypress.co.uk
My book are available to buy through Firefly Press’ website, Waterstones, Amazon, and at independent bookshops.
Life is precious – live it. Grab onto your dreams and don’t let them go.