Michael B. Jones was born in Palm Springs, CA, and grew up in northern Virginia (primarily Woodbridge & Winchester). In 2000, he moved to Chapel Hill, NC, to study literature and creative writing at UNC, where he graduated with highest honors in fiction-writing in 2003. He won awards for poetry and short-fiction during his undergraduate career, before abandoning the short form to focus on developing and refining a longer project. He has at various times been a weatherman, musician, customs broker, marketer, farmhand, and IT professional, among other occupations. He is an avid runner and traveler, and currently resides in Chapel Hill.
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