Vandana Jena a writer by inclination was a civil servant by profession.
She belonged to the 1979 batch of the Indian Administrative Service.
She has written over 200 middles in all the leading newspapers.
She has authored five books, “The Dance of Death”, “The Incubation Chamber”, “The Future is Mine and Other Stories”, “In the Middle” and “One Rotten Apple and Other Stories”.
Her short stories have been published in 25 anthologies.