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Author Spotlight

Breaking Industry, April 2021

Because I want this website to serve writers, not just myself, I hope author spotlights will expose the world to to the plethora of creative minds working in the world. I am so privileged to have a good friend in Janelle Gray, a creative powerhouse, and it was an easy choice to make her my first spotlight! She says it better than I can, so let's listen to what she has to say: 

What project are you currently working on? 

Because it's submission time, I'm working on quite a few. Rage, a stage play; two teleplays Dub City and Consort; a short film, Uprising; and a feature, Kin. Depending on what day of the week it is, I'm editing all of them. <see more>

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Conversations with the Inspiring Janelle Gray

Voyage Dallas, September 5, 2019

Today we’d like to introduce you to Janelle Gray.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been a writer since I was 11. I always knew that communication and storytelling was my comfort zone. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a focus in Journalism and Spanish from Stephen F. Austin State University. Then, like almost everyone else, I entered the workforce — working in corporate for roughly 10 years. But I never felt truly fulfilled or happy. So, I quit. And...<see more>

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Interview with Author Janelle Gray

NFReads.com, September 19, 2019

Please introduce yourself and your book(s)!

I’m Janelle Gray. I’m a creative with a tendency to write through a social justice/human rights lens. I tell stories via novels, short stories, short films, and plays. 

What is/are the real-life story(ies) behind your book(s)?

My personal experiences are what have sparked my published works. 

Looking at the novel, the real-life story isn’t super far from the fiction. My father and I went on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage with Southern Methodist University, and it changed my life...<see more>

Dallas Summer Musicals, September 2020

DSM's Devon Miller interviews Janelle Gray for the "Black Art Matters" series.

 

The Commish Radio Show, October 2018

Janelle Gray is interviewed by The Commish, Ed Gray, about her music, her books, her inspiration, and her family.

 

The Black Curriculum, April 7, 2017

Many consider the 1960s as a pivotal decade in American history. It was the grim and often untold events of history that planted the seeds for what we know as the 'Civil Rights Movement'. America was forced to face the ugly truth of racial segregation. In Janelle Gray's 'Echoes of the Struggle', circumstances force a young woman to revisit the truth of her history and her people. She will soon discover that the outcry for racial equality and solidarity still echo in the present day.