Stuff in the third person:
In years past, Jamie has been a hotel housekeeper, a graveyard shift donut fryer, and a welfare recipient, as well as an attorney, White House intern, and an elected official. More recently, Jamie has published and ghostwritten a number of books, written for several devotionals, and is a contributing writer for various print and online publications. She has also worked for or volunteered with at-risk youth and their families since 1995, both through direct services and advocacy efforts.
Jamie is currently working on her Masters of Divinity at Chicago Theological Seminary. Previously, Jamie graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University where she majored in both English and Political Science, and received her law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She practiced dependency law for several years before opening her own law office, where she represented low-income women in domestic violence and family law cases. Now a writer and editor, Jamie’s background as a public interest attorney serves her well as she writes about issues of poverty, gender equality, disability, and social and juvenile justice, among other things.
Jamie has four children and is married to Andy, who is the founder and director of the One America Movement, where he works to bridge divides in America by bringing together people of various backgrounds — religious, political, and economic — for a community service project and dinner. Jamie is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and the Religion Newswriters Association, and a Member in Discernment in the United Church of Christ. She serves on a number of local and national boards and committees, and is currently working on her first full-length book, The Telling Ground.