Audra Russell was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and raised in East Brunswick. She is a blogger, freelance writer, and emerging author. She holds two undergraduate degrees in journalism as well as a Master of Science degree in Education. She also completed the Wesleyan University online Creative Writing Specialization course series.

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As a child, she spent a lot of time writing. In high school, she placed third in a state-wide writing competition that validated her writing talent. A creative writing class taken at her community college sparked her desire to be a writer. She writes short stories year round and has participated in the 12 Shorts Stories in 12 months challenge for three consecutive years. Audra is an avid reader and writer’s advocate. Her passion for promoting the works of up and coming authors inspired her to create her new podcast, Between the Reads.

Audra recently had one of her stories published in a short story collection entitled “Exhuming Alexandria.” She was also a contributing writer for the Writers Write and The Write Practice websites. You can find her short stories and tips for emerging authors on her blog at Her podcast can be found at

She lives in Maryland with her husband of more than 20 years, her 3 amazing children, an 11-year-old perpetual puppy, two dueling cats, and 4 chickens. 

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