Helen Walker is the grandchild of four Utah natives who immigrated to Canada. She spent her childhood in a small Mormon town, Raymond, Alberta.
LDS (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
J. Harris Walker and Beth Russell Walker
David W. Jones and Shannon O. Jones
Work found on page 52 of the Summer 1972 issue of .
Raymond, Alberta, Canada
BA in English, 1968, Brigham Young University
MFA in Creative Writing, 1988 ,University of Utah
Completed all course work (except thesis) for Master of Library Science at BYU, 1972
Helen Walker Jones has worked as a newspaper editor and writer, a technical writer, video producer, medical assistant, rock musician and a teacher of English in both college and high school. She has published fiction and poetry in Harper's, Cimarron Review, Florida Review, Richmond Quarterly, Chariton Review, Journal of Ohio State University, Nebraska Review, Indiana Review, Suntone, Dialogue, and other magazines.
Pushcart Prize nominee
First Prize, Utah Arts Council fiction competition
First place, Dialogue Fiction contest
Annual short story award, Association for Mormon Letters
Finalist, Iowa Short Fiction award
Second place and honorable mention, Utah Arts Council poetry competition
Jones has also written literary works not related to the Church published by the Utah State Institute for Fine Arts.