Chris Jones is the author of The Art & Business of Writing: A Practical Guide to the Writing Life, a book targeted at helping new and seasoned authors hone their writing skills, balance their author work-life, and learn ways to better write, promote, and sell their books. He’s also a 3-time Virginia Press Association award-winning journalist and graphic designer, an editor, a content writer, and a speaker.
He has served as a sports writer and sports editor for a daily newspaper, a managing editor, and an editor-in-chief at two magazines, a web content writer for two health websites, and as a marketing copywriter.
He’s had the pleasure of interviewing celebrities and prolific influencers like HGTVs Sabrina Soto, Food Network celebrity chef Rachael Ray, Supernanny’s Jo Frost, Keegan Allen of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, and TLC’s American Supernanny Deborah Tillman, and two-time Emmy award-winning CBN broadcast journalist Efrem Graham to name a few. His work has been featured in newspapers and magazines from across the United States, news and health websites, and on Huffington Post where he is a contributor.
He hosts The Art & Business of Writing podcast where he interviews writers, authors, and creative professionals who influence the writing world. Some of his guests have included New York Times bestselling authors John David Mann and Joanna Penn (of the Creative Penn Podcast), USA Today Bestselling author Toby Neal, EOFire’s Kate Erickson, and Foundr Magazine CEO Nathan Chan.
Chris lives in Virginia with wife and children. He is co-authoring a new book, Mended Faith: My Life of Abuse Pain & Redemption with Cornelia Jude. It’s due out in September 2018 through Morgan James Publishing.
What I Love to Write
I enjoy book collaborating and ghostwriting with people who have interesting stories to tell. I love telling the stories of people who have fought back from difficult situations and have created successful lives. I like writing for entrepreneurs who want to share their story, wisdom, and expertise with others in an effort to give back and encourage others to “take the leap.” If you’re interested in author collaboration or ghostwriting, please contact me.
I also enjoy using my writing platform to educate readers and share stories for magazines and online publications. To this end, I like to write personal and professional profiles, biography, business and health stories, and human interest.
My editing and proofreading interests are nonfiction only. If you need a fiction editor or proofreader, I’m happy to help connect you to one in my network.