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JANINE JELLARS is an author, editor, marketer, and entrepreneur. An 80s baby, and the ultimate millennial ‘slashie’, she’s seen it all, done it all, and written all about it.

Janine grew up in Hanover Park, Cape Town, where she spent her childhood devouring the contents of the Hanover Park Public Library and dreaming of being a writer or a spy. Her childhood dreams became a reality when she chose the socially accepted route to practising spy-craft: journalism.

Now, she uses the skills she’s honed over her decades-long media career to build strategies for leading corporations. When she isn’t crafting content for corporates and mentoring and leading teams, she still finds time to interview local and global icons, such as Bonang Matheba, Taraji P Henson and Rihanna.

Janine holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from GIBS and lives in – and loves – Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband and enviable shoe collection.

When the Filter Fades is Janine’s first work of fiction.