S.A. (Sarah) Jones was born in England and raised on a remote island in the Buccaneer Archipelago off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia.
Jones’ essays, opinion pieces and reviews have appeared in The Age, Crikey, The Guardian, The Drum, Mamamia and Kill Your Darlings. She has been shortlisted for the Fish International Short Story Prize and Memoir Prize. In 2013 she was named one of Australia’s ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review and Westpac for her work in public policy.
She holds a PhD in History from the University of Western Australia. She has had an eclectic career including stints as an academic, shadow-Ministerial staffer, magazine editor, researcher, policy and regulatory analyst and project director, manager of a taxi unit, and General Manager of Pastoral Lands. She is currently a regulatory analyst for a major transport company.
Jones currently lives in Yarraville, Melbourne, VIC with her husband and daughter, but previously lived in Perth, WA.
Isabelle of the Moon & Stars is Jones' second novel.