An avid reader with an overactive imagination, Mandie Schrader has been creating worlds and telling stories since childhood. She took her love of literature to college, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. After several years of doing administrative work, she returned to her literature roots and earned a Master of Library Science from the University of Hawaii.
Due to the state of the economy after graduation, she returned to the world of event production for several years where she met her friend, Traveling Yoda. In June of 2016 she started Mandieland Literary, a freelance writing and editing business. She hopes to one day add live storytelling to the Mandieland repertoire.
Currently, Mandie is a Young Adult Librarian with the Hawai’i State Public Library System. She and Traveling Yoda spend their free time at the beach, hiking, and crafting works of fiction about bugs, fairies, and the complexities of love and life in general. Her first children’s book, Race Day Blues, was released in September 2018.