Traci L Jones was raised in Denver, Colorado. She has a BA in Psychology from Pomona College and a M.S. in Advertising University of Denver.
Her debut novel, Standing Against the Wind was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) in 2006 and won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award in 2007. FSG would also publish Finding My Place (2010) and Silhouetted by the Blue (2011). In 2018 she signed with Metamorphosis Literary Agency, to represent her manuscripts Dead Certain, A Blossom Within, and Vue.
In 2016, Jones joined the Mile Hi MFA in Creative Writing program at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, where she teaches young adult fiction. In the summer of 2020 she will join Lighthouse Writers Workshop as a YA instructor.