Hi, I’m Jalina!

I’m an American writer, artist and editor living in southern France, near the majestic Pyrenees in Languedoc-Roussilon. I’ve lived overseas for over 20 years and love reading the classics, as well as French poets, authors and philosophers, learning the French language, breakfasts in bed with my lovely husband, driving fast to loud music (Portishead, The Smiths), shelling walnuts for cookies, making sloe gin from hedgerow berries, and getting my hands dirty placating my creative spirit.

Visit my personal writing website where the atmosphere is more casual, less buttoned up, and a bit outrageous.

Lastly, feel free to take a look at a few rough drafts from my memoir (two of them professionally edited) so you can have a giggle at my expense!

A gallery of my work spaces…

(with gratuitous purple cosmos flowers, some of which decorate a family tree for one of my author’s books)

Get in Touch!

Phone: +44 737977 2862

Email: jalina.mhyana@gmail.com

I’m available from 7 am – 2 pm / EDT (Eastern USA) & 12-8 pm / GMT +2 (France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, etc.)

Please send a message before calling so I can be sure to catch you!