About the Author

Jamie originally planned to follow his grandfather’s footsteps into the legal profession, but in college, his path took an entrepreneurial turn, as he found himself selling T-shirts and bumper stickers from his dorm room. After graduation, he spent five summers wholesaling shirts and living out of the back of a truck as he worked the New Hampshire carnival circuit. He rounded out the seasons selling skiwear, which led to managing a hat and sweater shop in Aspen, CO.

On the side, he’d been developing a passion for community theater since his early teens (acting, directing and set construction). With a dream of pursuing a career in film, Jamie moved to Los Angeles in his late twenties, but again, life took an unexpected turn as he fell in love with dance—country, swing, ballroom and Latin and spent five years competing on the country dance circuit.

Except for a couple of high-speed internet projects for the New Hampshire Department of Economic Development, Jamie has spent most of the past 30 years teaching dance, including twelve years at his alma mater, Dartmouth College. Nowadays, he splits his time between dance classes, writing romance novels, and building the occasional piece of furniture in his wood shop. He lives with his wife in a small town in New Hampshire.