If you're looking for a story, you're in the right place. I'm Jamie, and I'm obsessed with the "right place." I've spent my whole life looking for it, and much of my time writing about it.
I've lived throughout New England, and I spent a formative part of my childhood in the Marshall Islands, in the South Pacific. I have also lived--often and happily--in different regions of France: in Paris and Dijon and the Loire Valley. How places shape memory constitutes a major part of my work.
I earned my BA in English & French from Salve Regina University, where I studied memoir & personal essay with the late Nobel Laureate Dr. Peter Liotta. I earned my M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After college, I worked at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, and the lives of the Alcott family became one of my great scholarly interests. I am the co-creator of Let Genius Burn, the podcast about the life and legacy of Louisa May Alcott.
As a professional writer, I have worked in many areas: personal finance, estate law, travel & lifestyle. I have served as a book coach for several authors and taught writing at the college level. I also love working with family histories, personal statements of all kinds, and translation between French & English.
If I'm not writing, I love to play guitar by a campfire and work in the garden.