Merry Jones is the author of over twenty books, including WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW, the 2020 Book Excellence Award Finalist, the Elle Harrison suspense novels (including American Book Festival’s Best Book Award Winner, CHILD’S PLAY), the Harper Jennings thrillers (including SUMMER SESSION), the Zoe Hayes mysteries (including THE NANNY MURDERS). Jones has also written non-fiction (e.g. BIRTHMOTHERS) and humor books (e.g. I LOVE HIM, BUT…). She taught college-level writing for over a dozen years, has appeared on panels and lectured at multiple book fairs and conferences, and cohosts both the weekly THE ODDCAST podcast and a monthly Philly area WRITERS’ COFFEEHOUSE. Jones’ work has been translated into seven languages, and pieces have appeared in GLAMOUR, AMERICAN WOMAN, and other magazines. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, The Authors Guild and The Philadelphia Liars Club. The mother of two and grandma of one (so far) is an avid rower and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Robin. Visit her at