Jamie Pacton writes all sorts of books: dark, feminist YA fantasy; contemporary YA stories with a funny + geeky bent; funny MG adventure-fantasy; and, even the occasional adult rom-com. She was a Pitch Wars mentee in 2015 and she mentored YA in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She grew up minutes away from the National Storytelling Center in the mountains of East Tennessee; she’s the oldest of 10 kids; and, she currently lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, their two kids, and a dog named Lego.
Jamie has a BA in English from Marquette University, where she also studied History and Philosophy, and a MA in English Literature from East Tennessee State University. She currently teaches English at the college level. She adores architecture, gardens, art museums, beaches, cake, whiskey, coffee, history fun facts, fashion reality tv, rainy days, cities at night, and traveling. (She even kind-of likes getting stuck in airports if she has a good book).
Her tastes in books ranges from twisty, dark YA fantasy, to laugh-out-loud MG books, to make-you-weep adult historical novels, and much of everything in between.
Jamie is represented by Kate Testerman at KT Literary.