Janelle Jalbert is native of Southern California who is prone to traveling at a moment's notice, including regular escapes to her "second home" in North Carolina. Her path to becoming an author was a diverse and eclectic one. She spent more than a decade teaching middle school, high school, and university classes, while trying to avoid the call to publish by following the "responsible" path. Eventually, her passions helped her make the break from the classroom when she became a motorsports reporter and photographer. Her earliest publications included a chapter contribution to "Conscious Entrepreneurs", reporting on motorsports and graduate schools, and stories posted to Flash Fiction Magazine. Using her experience with yet another of her interests, wine, Janelle is the author of the upcoming book "Wine for Beginners" from For Beginners Publishing. While pursuing her own writing career, Janelle continues to ghostwrite on a wide variety of topics for various clients. Janelle's fiction writing highlights her love of magical realism, which was the area of study for her M.A. in English from National University. She often includes elements of the paranormal, mysticism, and metaphysics in her writing.