“Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
— Maya Angelou
Hey! My name is Jandra, and I’m an author, photographer, and educator based in Nashville, TN. While I spend most of my days writing, I’m also an entrepreneur, public speaker, and marketer.
Connecting with people is my passion, and it’s my goal to help people level up at life. We’ve all got an inner badass waiting to come out (whether we realize it or not), and I want to help you make your dreams a reality.
My writing has been seen in Refinery29, mindbodygreen, USAToday, HelloGiggles, Brit + Co, Greatist, EliteDaily, and more.
I’m obsessed with sharing my expertise on writing, books, health and fitness, dedication, risk-taking, and passion for learning and achievement with your audience.
For more info, get in contact with me here.
You can also check out my press kit for more details.
When did you start writing?
I started writing poems and coming up with stories when I was super young. (Like, I-don’t-actually-remember-but-my-mom-does young.) An obsession with really bad poetry when I was 12 turned into songwriting, then comic strip writing, then screenwriting.
I have a Master’s degree in history, so I spent most of my education learning how to write and research on various topics. After college, a friend challenged me to participate in National Novel Writing Month — during which I finished my first novel.
After leaving my job in marketing in 2016, I started freelance writing. The rest is history!
Are you accepting new clients?
How can I book you for a photoshoot?
I’m currently accepting select photography clients in and around Nashville, TN, but I’m also open to travel. If you’d like more information on my availability and rates, shoot me an email or DM me on Instagram.
What’s your fandom?
Marvel. I love both the comics and the MCU, and I’ve written multiple Marvel fanfictions over the year.
Want to know if I like a certain show/movie/book/band/etc? Just ask!
What’s your Hogwarts house?
Gryffindor, obviously. Sometimes I test Slytherin, depending on my mood, but I’ve come to terms with the fact that Hermione Granger and I are basically the same person. I am a bushy-haired, insufferable know-it-all.
What are you doing with your life?
Who knows? Just kidding — I’m currently living in Nashville with my husband, Conlan, and our two dogs.
I love to spend my time writing, reading, taking photos, and lifting weights. When I’m feeling a little more lazy? Well, then you’ll catch me eating (obvs), watching movies, playing video games, or hanging out with friends.
If you’re ever in Nashville and want to grab a cup of coffee, hit me up.
You give a lot of advice about publishing. Are you qualified to write about books and the publishing industry?
Yes! 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 WattCon, 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. My debut novel, Fragile, is available now in paperback and ebook.
If you want to learn more about the industry, I’m currently working on a kickass new book that’s a no-bullshit guide to what it *actually* takes to be successful in publishing. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for updates!
It’s been a crazy few years, and it’s only just beginning. 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, photography, writing, social media, or…anything else, be sure to check out my YouTube channel.
For business inquires, as well as any questions or comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.