Hometown, Part One

On Thursday, October 18 I returned to my hometown of Miami, Oklahoma to sell and sign my book Open: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Sexuality in the Heartland.  For the first time I was doing a public event in my hometown as an out gay man. I pulled up…

Three Articles Today

Three articles appeared today about my book Open: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Sexuality in the Heartland.   Writing in Tulsa's Black Wall Street Times, Casey McLerran covered my Tuesday night reading and discussion at the Black Wall Street Gallery.  She wrote, "Jones’ humor and poise; which has carried him and…

Black Wall Street Gallery

“I want this gallery and the artists we present to show people coming together, working together, to make something new, something better,” said Dr. Ricco Wright in a Tulsa World article about the recent opening of the Black Wall Street Gallery in Tulsa's Greenwood District. I was honored for them…

Book Release in the Press

This last week the publication of Open: A Memoir of Faith, Family, and Sexuality in the Heartland was covered in local media in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Gazette, for whom I once wrote, did a fabulous piece on the book, which you can read here. And the University of Oklahoma, one…