Kathleen B. Jones was born and educated in New York, receiving a B.A. in Political Science from Brooklyn College, and a Ph.D. from the political science program at CUNY’s Graduate School and Center. After teaching women’s studies for two decades at San Diego State University, she resigned to focus on writing, recently earning an M.F.A. in fiction from Fairfield University. Her debut novel, Cities of Women, will be published in September 2023 by Turner Publishing. Her scholarly writing includes six books published with academic presses—three monographs and three edited anthologies of critical essays. Diving for Pearls: A Thinking Journey with Hannah Arendt won the 2015 Barbara “Penny” Kanner Book Award from the Western Association of Women Historians. Kathleen’s essays and short fiction have appeared in Fiction International, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, The Briar Cliff Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.