photo by Debbie Adams
Local author Susan Jones (left) hosted a book signing for her first publication, “God of Wonder,” at Thrasher Memorial UMC on July 7. She was joined by her friend and fellow author, Rhonda McDonald, who writes children’s books.

Jones has been a member at Thrasher for many years where she has conducted numerous Bible studies (about 35), workshops, and a women’s retreat.

“God of Wonder” is described as a collection of “inspirational poems for everyday living and devotion.” She has written about 150 poems over the course of 10 years and continues to create more today.

This first volume, published in June, contains about 50 poems. Her second volume, “God of Grace,” will be published shortly— another volume of Christian poems, and most likely a third volume is on the horizon.

Jones is best known to many in Vinton as a beloved first and second grade teacher. She grew up in West Virginia and earned her A.S. degree from Bluefield College and her B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Concord College.

She began her teaching career in 1971 at Glen Cove Elementary when it first opened; taught at Roland E. Cook in Vinton for…

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