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From The Story


“Why Me?” is the story of Dallas, a very active and impulsive little boy who feels that troubles follow him everywhere.  Because of the many problems that occur around him, he asks, “Why Me?  Why does everything always happen to me?”

After falling off of a swing at school, Dallas ends up in the hospital with a broken leg.  He feels sad because of his “bad luck” and is afraid that all of his friends are mad at him.

Through the kindness and wisdom of an elderly man that he meets in the hospital, Dallas begins to realize that what he thought was “bad luck” is really the natural consequences of his own actions.

About Jan

Jan was born in Texas but moved to New Martinsville, West Virginia, where she went to Magnolia High School and then to West Virginia University. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's degree in communication studies, and a master's degree in early intervention special education.

Jan owned and operated her own preschool for many years, then taught pre-kindergarten through first grade for Wetzel County Schools until retirement.

Jan has been married to Don for forty years. They have two adult children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Jan is a frequent pianist and vocalist at her local church and enjoys quilting and reading!

Jan Thornton Jones holding both of her books
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