My name is Jandra, and I’m an author. I started writing at a young age, and I have a Master’s degree in History from the University of East Anglia. After diving headfirst into a marketing career, I fell in love with writing fiction and haven’t looked back. Interested in learning more about me and what I do? Keep reading!
It’s my goal to help people – whether that’s through writing or public speaking – and I love seeing individuals reach their full potential. I’m passionate about books + writing, health + fitness, learning, goal setting, traveling, and embracing your individuality.
Got questions? Check out my FAQs below.
How did you start writing?
Ask my mom, and she’ll say that I started writing poems and coming up with stories when I was very young. I’ve been writing for ages, but I started “formally” writing when I was 12 and discovered poetry. That turned into songwriting, then comic writing, then screenwriting. I was sitting on an idea for a screenplay for a few years when I discovered National Novel Writing Month, which is how I fell in love with writing books.
I studied history, so I’ve had a lot of formal training in writing + research as well.
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What’s your fandom?
Marvel. It’s fairly common knowledge that I love the comics and the MCU, and Loki is my spirit animal.
Want to know if I like a certain show/movie/book/band/etc? Just ask!
What are you doing with your life?
I’m engaged to my fiancé, Conlan (also known as Mr. Jandra by some of my readers), and we live in a beautiful house with our husky, Leila, and our German Shepherd, Porter.
Are you qualified to write about books and the publishing industry?
Yes! While my fiction is currently unpublished, I have worked in the industry for several years, so I’ve been around the block. I used to work for a midsize publisher, where I was the director of marketing, and I was also the digital marketing director for a literary publicity firm.
I’ve spoken at conferences, including IBPA’s Publishing University, and I am a published author. I contributed to My Publishing Journey, which is a fantastic book that helps guide authors through the publishing process.
I’m also in the progress of writing a pretty kickass new book that spells out the publishing process from A to Z. You can read it now on Wattpad.
Well, I’ve done a lot of cool stuff in my 27 years. I used to live in England, and I still travel extensively. I’ve been all over the US, and I’ve also been to the Philippines, Turkey, Greece, and Italy.
If you want to learn more about me, writing, social media, or…anything else, be sure to check out my YouTube channel.
For agent or publisher inquires, as well as any questions or comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.