• Name: Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • What sort of name is that? mine (I’m half Welsh)
  • Age: none of your business
  • Birthday: four hours off April Fools
  • School: Manor House, The New Forest (it’s nothing of the sort, it’s very old)
  • College: Sussex University and Sorbonne
  • Major: Art History
  • Languages: English, bad French, and (once upon a time) Swahili
  • Places lived: London, Paris, Oxford, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda
  • First job: typist at customer complaints dept. of large grocery store (people would write in complaining of slipping on a grape on aisle 4 and cracking their head open, and we’d send them £10 for their trouble)
  • First job fired from: typist at customer complaints dept. of large grocery store
  • Duration of first job: 1 day
  • Reason fired: for using word-breaks (they didn’t believe in them)
  • Reason for coming to USA: for an adventure, just for a year
  • When you came: over 20 years ago
  • Favorite color: they’re all my favorites
  • Favorite book: Winnie the Pooh
  • Favorite movie: Chariots of Fire except when it’s The Tree of Life
  • Favorite food: porridge, when it’s not everything else
  • Good quote: “Be kind for everyone you know is fighting a great battle” PHILO (not Pastry) OF ALEXANDRIA
  • Another good quote: “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” DR SEUSS
  • Another other good quote: “Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” RALPH WALDO EMERSON
  • Where do you find your ideas? I don’t. They find me. I just try to be someone “on whom nothing is lost” (HENRY JAMES)
  • What did you never imagine you’d do: you’ll never guess… see what sally never imagined she’d do

    Play The Ryman

    Sally Lloyd-Jones

    Yes. It’s true. The legendary stage in Nashville—where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Emmy Lou Harris, Neil Young, Mumford and Sons, Coldplay have trod—that very one. I appeared on that very stage. Trod those very boards.

    Or dancing (you’ll be even more relieved to hear).

    But reading from my books. I was honored to be part of Andrew Peterson’s annual BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD Christmas concert. And I will be back again this year. (Maybe you’ll come? I’d love to see you!)