Jone Zajko (1992- ) is an artist/writer born in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Always interested in the arts, her family encouraged her to follow her passions and pursue a career involving the creative side of her. She currently is studying at the local university to become an art teacher and aspires to be an author/illustrator. In her spare time she enjoys making stuffed animals out of socks, anything but monkeys. She finds the sock monkey to be contrived and overdone.