OBU grad features crafts in children's book.

In her new children’s book, “Making Hayley,” author Rhonda Jo Jones features the old-fashioned way of making dolls and making friends.

“Making Hayley” is a fun story about making an old-fashioned doll. In the days before manufactured dolls, mothers and daughters would make dolls along with clothes and quilts. In this story, young Bryanna enjoys the basic steps to making a special friend as well as spending time with her special friend.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Jones is a retired school teacher and church preschool leader. She graduated from Earlsboro High School in 1975 and from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1979 with an English degree and elementary and secondary education degrees. She has written since her early teens. Her short story “No Light on the Mountain” won first place in a creative writing contest and was published in a periodical.