Jan Thornton Jones
Fiction, History, Headline Kids, Education, Fiction, Middle Grade, West Virginia Authors/Illustrators
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Award-winning author Jan Thornton Jones graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Communication Studies, and another Master’s in Early Intervention Special Education. Jan owned and operated a preschool for many years and then taught pre-K through first grade for Wetzel County Schools until retirement.
She is the author of Last Letter to Gettysburg, which won a Gold Mom’s Choice Award and Honorable Mentions at the New York and New England Book Festivals. Jan is also a Zoom Into Books author and visits schools. She has always been fascinated by the heroism, patriotism and bravery of the soldiers on both sides of the Civil War. These acts of valor, along with the ageless wisdom of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, served as the inspiration for Last Letter To Gettysburg.
Jan was a featured author at the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) National Conference in Washington, D.C.
Jan has been married to the love of her life, Don, for forty years. They have two adult children, one wonderful daughter-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. Jan is a frequent pianist and vocalist at her local church and enjoys quilting and reading.
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