Jude Hardin graduated from the University of Louisville in 1983 with a degree in English. Over the years he has worked as a fence installer, pizza delivery man, convenience store clerk, freelance journalist, film extra, professional drummer, bartender, avionics technician, carpet cleaner, chemical plant supervisor, substitute teacher, and registered nurse. His varied vocations have given him a wealth of experiences for his true passion writing novels. Jude currently lives and works in northeast Florida, and enjoys playing tennis, reading, and fishing with his son. Pocket 47 is his first novel.