Meghan has been a copy editor with Two Birds since 2022. We’ve enjoyed working with her so much! Read on to find out more about her.

Tell us a little about yourself!

My name is Meghan Jones. I live in Coweta, Oklahoma with my husband, Clayton, and our two kids. Jameson is five and Ada is almost three. We also have a ten-year-old German Shepherd named Bubba who was our baby before our babies. He’s the best, sweetest dog in the world and I’m so grateful for him.

I’m kind of a deep thinker who comes off as extremely chill, but I’m really not. I spend most of my time and energy these days trying to figure out how to be a good parent. It’s hard.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

My favorite thing to do in my free time is to be outside with Clayton and the kids. Nothing makes me feel genuinely better about my life than that does.

We own a few acres, so there’s plenty of yard work, attempts at gardening, taking care of chickens, and even time to lie in the hammock. Often though, if Jameson gets his way, we just end up running around roaring like dinosaurs or pretending to be Transformers.

What do you enjoy about helping authors on their publishing journey?

As a lifelong reader with an English Literature degree, books have shaped me deeply. Again and again, they give me permission, perspective, and purpose. I’m grateful to all authors for taking on the hard and vulnerable work of letting inside ideas out. More of that, please. I’m happy to help.

Do you have any literary pet peeves?

I used to be a real snob about what a good book was or wasn’t. I’m not that way anymore. I think there’s a market for most stories, so long as the writing is good. But generally speaking, less is more, show don’t tell, and listen for a rhythm. Rhythm is a secret ingredient that I’m always looking for in my own writing.

What are some of your favorite authors, and why?

I’m usually looking for two very different things in the books I read. The first one is a smart, escapist, and somewhat pastoral love story. I grew up reading all my grandma’s old Janette Oke books, which, now that I think about it, is probably the reason I gravitated toward Jane Austin so much as I got older. The other types of books I go for tend to be deep and nonfiction. Anything that gives me peace about hard, spiritual-related concerns. C.S. Lewis and, more recently, Ariel Burger and Richard Roar, are fire for me.

I also hate to miss out on a good fantasy series. Once my family starts talking too much about something (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and I hate to say it because there’s SO MANY, but I’m almost ready to dive into Spellmonger) I usually have to hop on the train.

Anything else you’d like our authors to know about you?

Working with words probably makes me feel more like myself than anything else I do specifically for myself. I appreciate the opportunity to do that with Two Birds, while also being available for my family. Thank you, Two Birds and Two Birds Authors!

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