Lisa has written about dams that cause diabetes, high school basketball in Wyoming, cowgirls during calving season, the regional Miss Navajo Pageant, native bees, geese as companions, the state of land-grant universities in the West, dating biologists and global warming. She has been a journalist for 25 years and has written for The New York Times Magazine, High Country News and Tin House amongst other publications. Along with two fellow authors she also does the Book Club show on Colorado Public Radio: cpr.org/story-type/book-club.
She lives in Colorado with her husband and two cats. Broken: A Love Story is her first book.
"Jones writes beautifully about the natural world, knows how to bring the people she encounters alive on the page and tells a gutsy, moving story about a significant passage in her own life.”
— The Washington Post
"Intrepid only begins to describe Lisa Jones, who goes to admirable and adventuresome lengths to take the measure of a singular American spirit." — Ted Conover, author of The Routes of Man, Newjack, and Coyotes