Independent Historian

Wendy Jones is a writer and the president of Ida Bell Publishing. She has a lifelong passion for researching African American history to center it in her writing. A former tenured English professor, Ms. Jones earned a B.A. in Literature from Yale University and an M.F.A. in Fiction from Columbia University.

In Pursuit of Justice: A One-Woman Play about Ida B. Wells,” starring Janice Jenkins, which was her first play, won four AUDELCO awards. Ms. Jones’s writing, both non-fiction and fiction, has appeared in “The Point: Where Teaching & Writing Intersect,” “Streetlights: Illuminating Tales of the Urban Black Experience,” “,” and “Liv Literary Journal.”

Her most recent books are “An Extraordinary Life: Josephine E. Jones” and “The Culinary Art Portfolio of Josephine E. Jones.” A first-generation Northerner, born in Harlem, Wendy Jones now lives in New Jersey with her family.