Not only are these four authors masters of their fields, they are also masters of their craft. These writers paint a picture of the south so authentic you’ll feel like you’re right there (if you aren’t already).
Shane K. Bernard
A Cajun from south Louisiana, Shane K. Bernard is a historian whose nonfiction works include The Cajuns: Americanization of a People, Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues, Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader’s History (recently translated into French) and Tabasco: An Illustrated History. He lives in New Iberia, Louisiana, along Bayou Teche.
Emily Ruth Isaacson
Primarily a literary scholar, professor and poet, Emily Isaacson also spends time playing with photography. Her poetry has appeared most recently on the website of the Pacifica Literary Review; her most recent scholarly work is in the CEA Forum. For work, she teaches literature and will begin a new appointment at Heidelberg University in Ohio in the fall of 2013.
Hardy Jones received an MFA from the University of Memphis and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and American Literature from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has published thirty pieces of short fiction and creative nonfiction in journals, and he has been awarded two grants. His memoir People of the Good God is forthcoming from Mongrel Empire Press. He is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Creative Writing at Cameron University.
Rose Yndigoyen is a freelance writer and archivist in New York City. She has written for the websites AfterEllen and Biographile and examines queer and feminist issues in pop culture on her blog, Queer for Theory. She is a co-creator and co-host of the podcast Pretty Little Recaps. Rose is a 2013 Lambda Literary fellow, and is hard at work on her first novel, a queer young adult love story. Rose lives with her wife in northern Manhattan. They are proud foster parents.