Atlanta writer Hunter S. Jones, never imagined that leaving the world of fiction for historical writing would put her in the spotlight. The best-selling author of Phoenix Rising saw that her history based articles were attention grabbers.
“I dusted off my History Degree and took the dive into history’s mosh pit earlier this year,” she said.
The strategy worked. Her star is rising in the American Historical Association, Society of Civil War Historians, and Organization of American Historians. She is a member of the U.K.’s Royal Historical Society, Historical Writers Association, and the University of Edinbergh’s Dangerous Women Project.
“History has always been my passion. History.Net has signed me as a contributor. I’ve recently had an article published on the Cherokees in early colonial history published in Historia Magazine, and there are many other publications and events scheduled. I’m thrilled with the response to my work.I’ll still write fictional stories, but I have to follow my heart.”
Last month, while in the U.K. to speak at the University of London, she received a note from an agency that represents historians for TV and film series, saying she has been chosen as an official presenter.
“They are so nice. I’m one of the few who doesn’t have a Ph. D and I may the first person they have selected from the Southern US. The secret is to follow your dreams.”
Ms. Jones lives in Atlanta with her Scottish born husband.