Natthinee Khot-asa Jones is a country girl from the Thai side of the Thai-Cambodian border. She grew up speaking Cambodian, Thai, and Laotian. In 2000, she graduated from Sophon Business School in Thailand, and later attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Auburn University. Her short story "Puppy Love" was published in the Thai anthology High School Love in 2007. Her memoir Wal-Mart Girl was published in 2008 by Nokhook publishing; in 2015, an excerpt of the English translation, "My Talking Dic," is in Issue Two of Red Truck Review. Her novel The Heart of Time was also published by Nokhook in 2008, and in that same year her webblog, Roslita-bloggang was voted the third best literature blog on the Pantip website.
In addition to being a writer, Natthinee is an avid photographer. One of her photos was used for the cover image of the "Family Secrets" (Issue #44) for Sugar Mule Online Magazine. In 2006-2007, she was a Laotian translator and photographer for Louisiana’s Folklife “New Populations Project.” For this project, her husband received a research grant to write about Songkran, the Buddhist New Year's celebration in the Laotian community of Lanxang outside of Lafayette, Louisiana. The essay and photographs from their research are on the Louisiana Folklife website. Natthinee loves cooking and in 2006 her Phad-Thai recipe was featured in the Wal-Mart Family Cookbook. She is co-founder and webmaster for Cybersoleil online journal (http://www.cybersoleiljournal.com) and hardyjoneswriting's website.
She worked in the Lawton Public School system for four years, and she worked in the Accounting department at Sam's Club from 2009 to 2014, and in November 2011 she was named Associate of the Month.
She loves reading, writing, drawing, cooking, traveling, photography, and working on her website. Currently she is translating her Thai works into English and is working as a professional photographer in the New Orleans area. She works at Magnolia Pralines company and is pursuing a degree at the University of New Orleans.