Jamie is a middle-grade and young adult fiction author. Her funny backyard garden adventures also become stories that pop up in the monthly humor column, In the Weeds, in Garden Gate Magazine. Besides writing, her talents include being an expert maker of guacamole and the perfect mixed CD for any road trip, knitting extremely long scarves (not hats or sweaters...just scarves), and a knack for finding the funny in everyday life. She lives in Iowa with her husband, four teens, two dogs, two cats, and a partridge in a pear tree. Jamie loves to travel with her family and their yearly two-week road trip vacations often serve as inspiration for her books. She is represented by Katie Salvo at Metamorphosis Literary Agency.
Jamie's debut, Jenny with a Why, in which a young girl from an abusive household learns the true meaning of family from a new friend, will be out for publication, Spring 2023 with TouchPoint Press.