Brandi Janai

Biography

Brandi Janai has bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, San Bernardino (where she joined Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority, Inc.), and she earned a master’s degree in social work from Clark Atlanta University. She is a charter member and secretary for the Women’s National Book Association – Atlanta Chapter.

She has a slate of books pending: I Am Sin, Sometimes It’s Love, and Jodeco Road. From book to screen is the ultimate goal — Brandi Janai intends to adapt each book into a movie. Additionally, she has two television pilots ready for development, Divorce Me and Hope’s Journey. She has also written webisodes for an Atlanta based web series.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
A lot goes on in my head before I write one word. I marinate, stew, watch the characters, ask questions, and get to know them until I can feel them. At that point I write.

I don't do an an outline in the beginning, about half-way through I'll start an outline and more focused character development. I wish I had a standard time of day set aside to write, I wish that I could write everyday but I don't. Not yet, anyway. I'm a writer in progress.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was when I was in elementary school. It was about a little boy who's friend passed away. This little boy had to find a way to grieve and move forward. The story ended with the little boy getting his baseball mitt from under the bed, and running to the baseball to field to play - something he loved to do with his deceased friend.

I don't know why I wrote that story, or where it came from. As a child I didn't have anyone close to me die and death wasn't something that was talked about in the home.

But this is why I write. Stories come to me and I say yes to telling them.
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Where to find Brandi Janai online


Books

Hidden
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,760. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Years ago something happened. Everybody knows but her. Tucked away in her mind. What is hidden, wants out.

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