Bronwen Jones has two (unpublished) novels in revision stage. One was long-listed in the Historical Novel Society’s 2012 Unpublished Manuscript competition. In 2010, Bronwen was awarded a Mentorship and Assessment by the NZ Society of Authors. In November 2014 she was chosen from among international applicants to join a workshop with author Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being) at Hedgebrook, a women’s writing retreat near Seattle. She has a Master of Creative Writing (Auckland) and took part in the Hagley Writers’ Block Year One programme during 2014. A former journalist and corporate writer, she lives in Diamond Harbour.