After she watched I, Robot for the first time in sixth grade, Mandi Jourdan became fascinated with science fiction. The difference between humans and androids struck her as something she needed to explore from every facet. Starting her first draft of Lacrimosa as a high school freshman, she wants her readers to feel sympathy for all of the characters, whether they’re heroes or villains. Her favorite stories to tell are about love, redemption, overcoming impossible odds, and family, given and chosen.
Lacrimosa (Shadows of the Mind: Book One)
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Mandi received her MFA in Fiction from Southern Illinois University.
Her audio short story “Inheritance,” set in the same world as LACRIMOSA, was the first sci-fi piece published by the MISSOURI REVIEW.