About Jana` Chantel

Back 5x8 (2)The mission: to inspire and help uplift others, while working out personal matters along the way.

I am a writer who is trying to become a successful published author. I hold a BA in creative writing from Grand Valley State University. By day, I am a lone library assistant. By night, I am a self-driven writer and author. I also work as a fiction reader and editorial staff member for The MacGuffin. My work have appeared in Vinette: The Professional Writing Gallery of GVSU and Grand Valley Lanthorn: Literary Edition. Into My Mind is my first published book. I reside in Michigan with my husband.

Continue your journey with me by checking me out on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and Instagram @janachantel. If you are interested in a reading, interview or a speaking engagement, then be sure to contact me at JanaChantel@yahoo.com.



  1. Morgan Mussell · July 27, 2011

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, today, Jana. I think you are off to a really good start. I don’t know the details of your plan, but I suggest you stop by smashwords.com to take a look at ebook publishing options and proceedures (if you haven’t already considered them). I know several people who are releasing both ebook versions and independantly published print editions.

    There are lots of discussions now on the direction of traditional publishing, especially since the loss of Borders as an outlet. Nobody has a crystal ball, but it seems almost certain that new publishing methods are going to grow in importance. And if your creative work fits in with and extends your spiritual life, it is bound to be a worthwhile venture.
    Your blog is a great place to share the discoveries that you make along the way.

    • janachantel · July 27, 2011

      Thanks for the advice! I definitely will look into it.

  2. Bridgesburning Chris King · September 20, 2011

    Somehow you ended up in my spam but I have corrected that and looking forward to reading more!

    • janachantel · September 20, 2011

      Thank you!

  3. runningoutofink · October 12, 2011

    Hey Jana`! I’m going to put a link to your blog on mine. Could you possibly do the same for me? 🙂

    –> emnienhuis.com


    • janachantel · October 12, 2011

      Will do!

  4. Esther Victoria · October 20, 2011

    I couldent suscribe! The button didn’t work :/ but I love it 🙂

    • janachantel · October 20, 2011

      Aww thank you! And I believe it went through, I just got an email saying that you subscribed.

  5. WritingsofaWarrior · June 17, 2012

    Thanks so much for following my blog! Looking forward to checking yours out.
    Mind if I ask which college you graduated from? I’m not in college just yet, but am planning on taking a path similar to the one you’ve chosen.

    • janachantel · June 17, 2012

      Sure, I graduated from Grand Valley State University. It’s in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have an excellent writing program. I would suggest that you look into it.

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