Jayne Jones and Alicia Long, co-authors of Capitol Hell began their political careers working for former Senator Norm Coleman (MN) as staffers in both his St. Paul, MN and Washington, D.C. offices. Fast friends, the two stuck together through thick and thin, recently joining forces to write a novel about life as a Capitol Hill staffer.
Following her passion to teach others about the legislative process, Jayne is starting a summer academic program for teens to master public policy. She also teaches political science at Concordia University, where her students have gained national attention for their legislative activities. Her students drafted, advocated for, and passed the Kyle Herman Bill of 2010 and worked hand-in-hand with state and federal elected officials on legislation to curb child abuse in the classroom. Jayne is a member of the Concordia University Advancement Committee, and a former inner city Girl Scout troop leader and live-in nanny. She is proud of her work with Margaret's Missions, ensuring travelers with disabilities get access to see the world and enjoy life's greatest adventures! Jayne is currently planning her wedding on a shoestring budget, and resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.
After graduating from law school, Alicia was selected to be a Presidential Management Fellow in the Department of Justice where she worked as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) in the criminal division of the United States Attorney's Office. As a SAUSA, Alicia brought 31 matters to trial, resulting in 26 convictions. By day, Alicia fights the good fight at her current job in the Chief Counsel’s office of the Drug Enforcement Agency. Alicia is a board member of the D.C. Chapter of University of Minnesota Alumni Association, a member of the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Annual Giving Committee, and a former inner city Girl Scout troop leader