Anthony Jones is the author of The Sword of Goliath and The Wizard of Nod, the first two books in a longer tale of the Bloodline Chronicles. In addition, Jones co-authored The Gesture Grin, A Tale for Children of all ages with D. B. Lewis.
Born September 8, 1963, Jones was raised in northern California and attended Healdsburg High and Tahoe Truckee High. Jones was inspired by such books as The Hobbit, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Hines feet on high places.
Jones greatest influence remains Stephen King and his work on the Dark Tower Series. The Bloodline Chronicles was very much inspired by Stephen Kings Book Wizard and Glass. Other authors of inspiration for Jones include Thomas Harris, Jon Krakauer, and John Grisham.
As a high school journalist in Truckee California, Jones wrote editorials for the school paper mostly about his love for the outdoors and fishing. Jones never abandoned his love of writing and continued authoring short stories, poems, and songs as he paid the bills in a more traditional fashion.
Jones studied Community Relations, and Criminology at Lassen College in Susanville and went on to study Leadership and Labor Relations at Sacramento State University.
Jones retired as an Associate Warden for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 2013 after 23 years of service, 15 at San Quentin.