Jody Calkins grew up in the Minnesotan woods and now lives in rural Central Virginia with her family. She started writing and editing professionally in 2008. She has a degree in classical studies and literature, loves studying languages, and writes middle-grade literature and young adult speculative fiction.
She is the author of the young adult speculative thrillers Shattered, Tainted, Bought, and Charged (all are available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback versions, as well as on Kindle Unlimited).
Shattered – an edge-of-your-seat young adult ghost suspense thriller about a teen girl who learns the chilling truth about the orphanage in which she lives and seeks justice for the death of someone she loves.
Tainted – an unputdownable young adult dystopian thriller about a teen girl’s dangerous quest to escape her walled city after wolves and bombs tear it apart.
Bought – a young adult dystopian thriller about a teen girl who must create the antidote that will save the villagers from the government’s evil plan and the boy who will do anything to melt her cold heart.
Charged – Fira Moseley is back in this deeply emotional sequel to Bought, charged with a crime against the NRC, harshly punished, and left broken. Will she overcome new fears and setbacks at a time when her skills are needed most?
Look for new releases later this year!
Her current writing projects also include the sequels for both Shattered and Tainted, a YA dystopian romance, and a YA fantasy novel with sorcery, dungeons, and wolves.
Jody Calkins is also a book editor specializing in young adult fiction, mystery, thriller, science fiction, and fantasy.