Jandra Sutton is an author, freelance writer, and public speaker. She has a Master’s degree in history from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. Connecting with people is her passion, and she loves working with young adults to help ignite their passion for learning and succeeding despite the odds. Her writing has been published on HelloGiggles, Brit + Co, Greatist, EliteDaily, Fangirlish, and more.
In her spare time, Jandra enjoys fangirling, running, and anything related to ice cream. Pluto will always be a planet in her heart. She lives in Nashville with her husband and their two dogs.
The debut novel from a publishing industry veteran tells the “thought-provoking and heartbreaking” story of friendship, love, and the struggles of finding yourself.
17-year-old Ava Collins grew up constantly reminded that she wasn’t – and couldn’t – be normal. A deaf student in public high school, her entire life was spent feeling like she needed to be ‘fixed’, but it wasn’t until she met Theo De Vries that she learned the truth.
Ava is learning that her life is her choice, that she gets to decide what she wants from her future, and that maybe we’re all a little bit broken. And normal? Well, normal is whatever you decide.
Published by Wild Hare Collective, Fragile is the first of a series of books aimed at young adults dealing with difficult topics and diverse characters that are relevant, relatable, and utterly binge-worthy.
IN THE MEDIA
A ‘just do it’ attitude: DeKalb grad pens first novel – The Star, KPC News
Episode #71 Jandra Sutton – Rising Stories Podcast
Diversity & Publishing – Caroliena Cabada
Episode #145 Young Adult, New Adult, Mystery, & Romance – Professional Book Nerds
Turning the Pages: Fragile by Jandra Sutton – Fangirlish
Review: Fragile by Jandra Sutton – The Daily Planets
Fragile by Jandra Sutton – A Daughter of Parchment and Paper
How to Rock Your Social Media: An Interview with Jandra Sutton – DIY MFA Radio
Does Burning Sage Really Do Anything for You? – Greatist
Kanye West tweeted that Emma González is his hero, and her response is the most perfect tweet of 2018 so far – HelloGiggles
8 Tips for Dealing With Wedding Stress—From Someone Who’s Been There – Greatist
How Friends and Family Can Support Survivors of Sexual Assault – Greatist
Donald Trump isn’t just a “very stable genius,” he’s also in “excellent health” – Yahoo!
Screw the Scale: Why I Think the Term “Weight Loss” Needs to Die – Greatist
How Weight Lifting Worked When Antidepressants Didn’t – Greatist
So, Why Aren’t You Selling Any Books? Push Boundaries, You’re Not the Big 5 – Foreword Reviews
Fighting with my best friend on vacation is one of the most important things that has ever happened to me – HelloGiggles
Does TV Capture the True Scope of Diversity? – Fangirlish
Let’s Talk About T’Challa In Captain America: Civil War – Fangirlish
Geeky Gift Guides: 7 Kickass Gift Ideas for Writers – Fangirlish
Top 10 TV Bad Boys We Love to Hate (and Hate to Love) – Fangirlish
We’ve Narrowed It Down To Our Top 5 Literary Crushes – Fangirlish
5 Ways To Score Your Next Job By Using Social Media To Your Benefit – Elite Daily
The Difference Between Quitting A No-Good Job And Giving Up Too Easily – Elite Daily
How to Stay Focused When Working from Home – MAQTOOB
The Ever-Changing State of Social Media and Book Marketing – IBPA’s Independent Magazine