Stephen L. Jones hails from McGehee, Arkansas, in the southeastern corner of the state, in the middle of the Delta.  He was the Arkansas State Creative Writing Champion in 1997, and the Beta Club National Writing Champion.  He is currently attending school at the University of the Ozarks, and resides in Greenwood with his wife Andrea.

The Mark of Cain is his second completed novel (When the End Comes First still awaits publication).  He is ensconced in his next work, and future projects in long narrative and for the screen with Starving Artists Productions.