Jaida compulsively adopts cats and volunteers with Brooklyn Animal Action, an amazing animal rescue doing great, necessary work. With Danielle, her wife, she has written four published fantasy novels (so far!) as well as the short story, Willie be Nimble, for Serial Box's Tremontaine series. As Hannah Jones, she has published the book of poetry Cinquefoil, with New Babel Books, and edited The Best Teen Writing of 2005 and The Best Teen Writing of 2014, in addition to serving as managing editor of The Best Teen Writing of 2015 and The Best Teen Writing of 2016.
Until moving to New York, Danielle had never seen a firefly. Author of four fantasy novels with her wife, Jaida Jones, Danielle was thrilled to join the Tremontaine team to write a short, seasonal story about Nimble Willie. (Check it out on Serial Box!) A wrench was thrown into all plans when Danielle was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in August of 2015. Since then, she has undergone chemotherapy, mastectomy surgery, and is currently part of a study for a potential vaccine to help future breast cancer patients. Her hair is finally growing back, but she is still the proud owner of one awesome pink wig.