A New Orleans native, R.B. Jones grew up just outside The Big Easy spending days hiking, horseback riding and exploring nature. Jones’s appreciation for epic journeys in classic fantasy literature and inspiration drawn from her outdoor adventures as a child inspired her first novel Itti Bitty Adventures. Imaginative and engaging, Itti Bitty Adventures encourages readers young and old to find a little magic in everyday life.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I've been writing for ad agencies and corporate marketing departments for over a decade, but I didn't get serious about writing a book until my son was four years old. At this age, he loves being outdoors and exploring nature, so I wrote this story for him that included bits about my own childhood outdoor adventures. My son is the inspiration for Thomas, the curious, orange itti bitty always eager to try new things.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love making up stories for my son, and wanted to share one of those tall tales with other children.
Itti bitties enjoy a quiet life where blueberries grow wild and cool breezes tickle your face. But when the dreaded nettlepickies find them, the furry itti bitties take flight in the wind. Three land in the city: a sticky, lively place crawling with ants. Four others float into Cajun country, dodging snakes, pelicans and more nettlepickies. Go on an itti bitty adventure to find their new home.