Tell Us a Story – Another Example of Creativity in Rural America


One of the intangible benefits of trade shows like the ACA Summit, MTA Annual Convention & Tradeshow and RTIME, are the in-person connections that are made. The above video is a result of a chance connection in the hotel elevator at the RTIME 2015 conference.

Jack Jones, Jr. is the typical low-key and humble person one would expect to meet at an event like RTIME. Just like so many of his rural brethren, peel back a layer and there is a level of creativity and cleverness this author wishes he had.

Jones’ creativity is on display in the two children’s books he recently authored. Rusty’s Life gives the perspective of his dog to true-life events. His second book, Marriah’s Easter Egg Hunt was penned for his grand-daughter and explains the meaning of Easter in words she can understand.

In the above interview, Jones, who is also the GM of Iowa-based, IAMO Telephone, explains the motivation for writing these faith-based books. He also talks about working with a publisher and some of the challenges in getting these books from written word to published works with first-class art and widespread distribution.