J. Nicole Jones never knew the path she followed even existed. It wasn’t until working in Boston where she found GrubStreet did she know she could write the way she wanted to. Since that realization, she’s gotten her MFA from Columbia, held positions at VICE and VanityFair.com, and spent over a decade writing her memoir Low Country.
Low Country is about her childhood in the low country of South Carolina where she explores the swings of wealth and poverty in her family, but also examines the complicated history of the area.
I spoke with J. Nicole Jones on the Debutiful podcast about memoirs, her childhood, and what makes creative nonfiction so special. Take a listen below.