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Jonathan “Jon” Jones was born and raised in Harrisonville, Missouri. He graduated from Missouri State University with a BS in Business Education and from Park University, where he earned an MBA in International Business. Jones spent ten years as a teacher and coach in Missouri Schools before moving into the business world where he has spent the last 20+ years working as a business solutions specialist for IAT Insurance Group. 

Jones currently writes a monthly, local history column for the Johnson County Gazette in Olathe, Kansas.  In addition Jones also maintains the popular Border War Tour Series on Facebook and this website.  A lifelong history buff, he spends much of his spare time researching history, both in his local area as well as traveling to visit historic sites around the world. Mr. Jones and his wife of 30 plus years, Jill, have three grown children, Zac, Lexi and Nikai and currently live in Olathe, Kansas.

Jones is available for in-person events and can be contacted using the sites Contact Form or via email at

Floating Spark Publishing is located in Olathe, Kansas, and was established for the sole purpose of publishing works created by Jonathan A Jones.  Books created under the Floating Spark banner are printed by Ingram Spark and wholesale customers should order from the Ingram Spark catalog.  Special requests should be sent to

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