ABOUT THIS LINDSEY JONES
It turns out there are a few Lindsey Joneses out there. No, I’m not the nurse or the pet groomer or the divorce attorney.
I'm the writer. And when I publish, I throw my middle name in there to clarify things. In case you need more information, here are TEN WAYS to determine whether you've arrived at the website of the correct Lindsey Jones:
ONE: I’m the Lindsey Jones who looks a heck of a lot like Winnie Cooper. Or so people in grocery stores are fond of telling me. (I get it. It's the cheeks.)
TWO: I'm the Lindsey Jones who hangs out in coffee shops but hates coffee.
THREE: I’m the Lindsey Jones who will eat anything but does not prefer cucumbers, watermelon, olives, or oysters.
FOUR: I’m the Lindsey Jones who gave birth to four children in less than four years, two of them twins. So the loudest (cutest) house on the block? That's mine.
FIVE: I’m the Lindsey Jones who gardens but not very well and paints and draws but not very often.
SIX: I’m the Lindsey Jones who loves the following non-home places in the following order: Charleston, Seattle, Santa Fe, Dublin. I do not like Disney World.
SEVEN: I’m the Lindsey Jones who drinks each type of beverage out of a specific size and type of cup. (The smallest cups are for milk, but I hope that goes without saying.)
EIGHT: I'm the Lindsey Jones who was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune.
NINE: I’m the Lindsey Jones whose favorite leisure activity is reaping. (This is an invented name for a very real activity that is nowhere near as sinister as it sounds, wherein a person begins by reading and ends by sleeping.)
TEN: I’m the Lindsey Jones who likes running and sleeping, cocktail dresses and pajamas, cheesecake and arugula, beaches and snow-skiing. The in-between things are just boring.
Also, if we’re being a little more serious, I have a B.A. and M.A. in English from College of Charleston and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Seattle Pacific University.
I have taught English literature and creative writing at Clemson University, edited edible Upcountry magazine and Emrys Literary Journal, and published personal essays in journals and magazines in print and online. Since I work from home now with four small children tugging at my pajama pants, I tend to write about motherhood, childhood, womanhood, and the bizarre story of making our family. I also write about the south, relationships, spirituality, and food (so, all the good stuff).