Hey! My name is Jandra, and I’m an author and digital marketer based in Nashville, TN. While I spend most of my days writing, I’ve spent the last 8+ years helping authors, publishers, and businesses build + grow amazing brands using social media.
I believe that everyone deserves to feel great about their life, which is why I love talking about how to smash your goals while taking care of yourself in the process.
“Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
— Maya Angelou
Connecting with people is my passion, and it’s my goal to help people level up at life. We all have dreams we want to make a reality, and I want to help make that happen.
My writing has been seen in Refinery29, mindbodygreen, USAToday, HelloGiggles, Brit + Co, Greatist, EliteDaily, and more.
I’m obsessed with sharing my expertise on marketing, writing, books, wellness, balancing entrepreneurship and self-care, 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!
When did you start working in marketing?
I’ve spent the last decade perfecting the science of digital marketing. These days, everyone needs a brand. The key — and the difference — is knowing how to build an effect brand that works for you without killing yourself.
I love teaching people and organizations how to streamline their messaging, connect with their audiences, and get results without spending an arm and a leg on massive marketing campaigns.
Are you accepting new clients?
I’m also a ghostwriter and journalist. You can view examples of my writing here.
How can I book you?
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, and lifting weights. I recently started training in krav maga, and I’m obsessed with it. 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 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 [email protected].