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Meet the senior editor!

Marla F. Jones

Marla F. Jones has read thousands of children’s books. Literally. As a first grade teacher, story time was her favorite part of the day. As a writer, she has authored four picture books. As an artist, Jones has illustrated five. She uses a colorful mix of media, papers, fabrics and found objects, and layers them to create texture and dimension to her folkart style.

Jones is a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Oklahoma Writers Federation, and the Independent Book Publishers Association. She currently owns Doodle and Peck Publishing, where she pairs talented authors and illustrators to make fun, educational, family-friendly books.

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Need help with your story or manuscript? 

Under the imprint Marla Jones, Book Creation, Jones does freelance editing, book layout, cover design, and publishing.

For a very competitive rate, she will proofread and edit your manuscript, lay out and format your book, as well as purchase your ISBNs and copyrights. 

For a book consultation, please call Jones at (405) 354-7422. 

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Jones illustrated the books above and wrote and illustrated Doodle and Peck (below).
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Jones authored the book entitled The Night the Mice Sang, which won the OWFI 2017 Best Juvenile Book. She was inspired to write the story after reading an article in Smithsonian Magazine on animal behaviors. The animal behaviorist had discovered that with special equipment, humans can hear mice singing. She just knew it had to be in a picture book. The book is illustrated by Oklahoma artist Holly Abston.

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Received the Creative Women of Oklahoma Award for Illustrator, 2022

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