Jacqueline L. Landry

Biography

Jacqueline L. Landry was born in Houston, Texas and grew up along the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast. She showed a talent from a young age for writing, drawing and music. Early literary influences included Frank Herbert, Colleen McCullough, Jack Kerouac, and Robert Heinlein.

She attended Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, and the University of Houston, earning a degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Pathophysiology and Psychology. She is a trained death investigator. She has also had a number of jobs that include medical records clerk, graphic artist, web developer and a short stint in the U.S. Navy.

She's spent the past twenty-seven years as a freelance writer and journalist. She started her career as a newspaper and magazine features reporter, specializing in the arts and entertainment. She also worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters Wire Service while living on Guam, covering the arts and politics.

Over the River, Through the Woods is her debut novel.

Today, she lives in the beautiful, rainy Pacific Northwest with three very spoiled cats named after Star Trek characters.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
A creative haven that is more chaos than order. It features a stuffed Piglet, a lava lamp and more often than not a very comfortable cat sprawling with his tail dangling down onto the keyboard.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Silsbee, Texas and then Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Silsbee was a rather hateful, small-minded small town situation I couldn't wait to escape from. It wasn't easy being the geek before geekdom was cool. It wasn't easy being the most hated person in my school. So Silsbee gave me drive and ambition and taught me to fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to my writing.
Baton Rouge taught me to adore Louisiana. There's just something about going over the bridge at the Sabine River that brings a sense of complete calm over me. Baton Rouge and New Orleans were home to me most of my adult life, so that unique flavor of living impacts my writing on every level.
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Books

Over the River, Through the Woods
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,180. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Life is made up not of days, but of moments. What if, in one moment, everything you knew about your life changed forever?

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