Hardy Jones is a Creole/Cajun educator and author in New Orleans. He is a two-time Pushcart nominee in fiction and nofiction. He is the author of five books: the novel "Every Bitter Thing" (Black Lawrence Press, 2010), the memoir "People of the Good God" (Mongrel Empire Press, 2015), and the story collection "Coconuts and Crawfish" (Amazon Kindle Publishing, 2020). He is the co-author of the memoirs "Wal-Mart Girl" and "When I Was a Child" (Amazon Kindle Publishing, 2020) with the Thai-American author Natthinee Khot-asa Jones.
His creative nonfiction has won two grants. His short stories were anthologized in the 2009 Dogzplot Flash Fiction Anthology, the Best of Clapboard House Literary Journal, Southern Gothic: New Tales of the South, and Summer Shorts II. He is the co-founder and Executive Editor of the online journal Cybsersoleil (www.cybersoleiljournal.com.)
Hardy holds a Ph,D. in American Literature from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis, and a M.A.T. in Secondary English Education from the University of New Orleans. He was the Director of Creative Writing at Cameron University, where he was also a tenured Associate Professor of English. He was the Editor of The Oklahoma Review and the faculty creator of the Gold Mine literary journal. He currently works in education in New Orleans.
His website is www.hardyjoneswriting.com and he is on Twitter @HardyJonesWrite.
Hardy splits his times between New Orleans, Louisiana and Sisaket Province Thailand.