Known for children's chapter and picture books such as Godzilla Ate My Homework and Leprechaun on the Loose, Jones is perhaps most famous for a co-written Scholastic series titled The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids.
Before launching a full-time writing career in the early 1990s, she taught elementary school. Prior to becoming a teacher, she studied at both Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky.
In 2000, her work Godzilla Ate My Homework was shortlisted for an Elementary Library Book Award.
A native of Joliet, Illinois, she later settled in Lexington, Kentucky. She and her husband Stephen adopted cats named Calli and Coco.
She co-wrote several works, including The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids and Ghostville Elementary series, with fellow children's author Debbie Dadey.