Mystery author Eleanor Cawood Jones began her writing career in elementary school, using a #2 pencil to craft short stories based around the imaginary lives of her stuffed animal collection. While in college at Virginia Tech, she got her first paid writing job as a reporter with the Kingsport Times-News in Kingsport, Tenn., and never looked back.
Eleanor now lives in Northern Virginia and is a marketing director and freelance copywriter while working on more crime-centered stories as well as her upcoming mystery novel series. (She tries to write romances, too, but her characters won’t cooperate.) She’s an avid reader, people watcher, traveler, political news junkie, and remodeling show addict who spends her spare time telling people how to pronounce Cawood (Kay’-wood).