Joy Jones, a native Texan, lives in Galveston, TX, with her husband, James Nelson. Professionally, Dr. Jones is a retired teacher with over 30 years of experience in Texas and New Mexico public classrooms. As an educator, she held both state and university positions for the New Mexico Department of Education in Santa Fe, and Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. She holds a masters degree in Educational Leadership and a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a published author of four books (two narrative non-fiction, one fiction, and one historical fiction).
About The Last Madam: A Legend of the Texas Chicken Ranch:
Edna Milton never planned to become a madam, but life dealt her some devilishly rough blows beginning at an early age. With very little education to sustain her, she elected to survive the only way she knew how: exchanging pleasure for hard cash, and in tough economic times, for chickens. Instead of merely surviving, Miss Edna chose to thrive, and her skills at organization and customer service – plus setting strict rules for behavior – built a fortune to match her legendary reputation.