A Preacher's Daughter - When she was six, Jamie's parents met Jesus and soon after started a church. It changed everything.
Road trips with her dad—to and from Bible studies across Indiana—were filled with talks of things beyond earth’s bounds - creation and the fall, God and Jesus and the rapture, the earthly walk compared to the spiritual walk, and how we are born for more than what we can see or touch.
The highlight of those nights? Stopping at a truck stop in the middle of the night where her dad would spend a little of the offering basket on two slices of pie and a couple of Cokes. Nothing ever felt so special. And nothing could stop the writing pouring out of her.
As Jamie's relationship with God grew, she discovered her heart was filled with songs and poetry. During high school she wrote most of the lyrics for her brother's band. (And she sang them too!) After college, Jamie married, had two sons and decided to stay home with them. While she homeschooled she wrote skits, poems and stories for school and church.
When her eldest turned five she dove into the world of novels. She'd read romance novels for years, but couldn't relate to the flawless, saintly heroines in Christian romance novels, so she decided to write her own.
Ten years later, Snow Angel was born which won the ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, was a National “Best Books 2007” Awards winner, and a 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist.
Jamie and her husband Tony have been married for twenty-one years. They have three sons, one a college student at IU, and a giant of a dog named Leo.
If she could only say one thing to her readers it would be, "Live the dreams God has destined you for!"