Jamie Collins is a writer and educator who has always had a particular love for the short story. She is as much a fan of contemporary fiction as of the authors who inspired and ignited her love of writing, namely, Katherine Mansfield, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry James.

Of particular interest are writing themes in which the spirit of relationships—specifically primary relationships, are celebrated and explored. Born of the author’s traditional Midwestern roots, stories of life’s journeys and coming of age are hallmarks of her pen.

Jamie Collins is a published author who has written inspirational poetry forThe Lutheran Digest. Her short story, “Independence Day” which is the first short story in her new collection, Quick Lit– Quality Fiction for People Who Are Short on Time, was reprinted from the 2001 fall issue of the literary magazine, The Armchair Aesthete.

A native Chicagoan with a degree in Communications and Psychological Studies from Columbia College, with graduate work in secondary education, Jamie Collins teaches high school English in Phoenix, Arizona. She currently resides in the beauty of desert sunsets with a feisty Chihuahua who doubles as her muse.


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