Edna Jones grew up in a small community of the Blue Ridge mountains in Western North Carolina. It was the colorful story telling of her Scott-Irish ancestors which inspired her stories in her Blue Ridge Trilogy. After graduating, Edna earned a degree in nursing, working in North Carolina and Florida. The mother of four children her interests included, gardening, painting, writing, church drama and community theatre. Now retired, she remains active in her local church in Taylorsville, teaching an adult Bible class.