ANITA GAIL JONES is a visual artist, oral tradition storyteller and writer, born and raised in Albany, Georgia. Her BA degree is from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. She is Executive Director for The Gaines-Jones Education Foundation—a family charity she co-founded with her husband, Rob Roehrick. She is published in various print and online sources. Her in-progress debut novel—Peach Seed Monkey was a Novella Semi-finalist in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, and selected as a Finalist in the 2021 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.

Awards and Recognition

  • Novel, Peach Seed Monkey: 2021 Finalist: Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction