Growing up with a fascination for space and things that fly, Jamie turned that love into a career as an Aerospace Engineer. Combining her natural enthusiasm for Science Fiction and her love of reading, she now spends a lot of her time writing Middle Grade and Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Jamie lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, Andrew, her son, and their dog Rogue (after the X-men not Star Wars although she loves both). When she isn’t being a Rocket Scientist by day and a writer by night, she can be found catching up on the latest sci fi TV, books, and movies as well as spending time on Twitter (maybe a little too much time :-P). And no, the rocket science jokes never get old!
Through Snowy Wings Publishing, Jamie is the author of Tracker220 (October 2020). She also has two female in STEM short stories published in the Brave New Girls anthologies and two engineering-centered nonfiction pieces that published in Writer’s Digest’s Putting the Science in Fiction.
I love sci fi and fantasy, especially ones jam packed with action and fast pacing. Really anything in either genre typically piques my interest. Love Illuminae Files, The False Prince (and pretty much anything by Jennifer Nielsen), Proxy by Alex London and on and on.
Not big into to contemporary, I’m very picky about it.
anything antisemitic, racist, sexist, homophobic etc. (I don’t do hate towards other groups)
I am seeking new representation after my agent left her position for a new role in publishing.
Twelve-year-old Izzy Newton loves to tinker and invent new things. But when her latest device sucks her parents into another dimension, a scientist named Dr. Tesla discovers Izzy’s invention and attempts to steal it for his collection. Despite thwarting Dr. Tesla’s attempt, his goons damage her device in the process. Without the means to repair it, Dr. Tesla offers to fund her repairs in exchange for locking her device in his lab under constant surveillance.
While Izzy reluctantly accepts his offer, she learns from Dr. Tesla that her invention exchanged her parents for vicious gargoyles that are hunting Izzy for upsetting the balance between the universes. In order to combat the deadly creatures, Izzy teams up with Angie, a chemist with a flair for explosives, and her biologist brother, Roger. Even with their knowledge of the gargoyles, Izzy struggles to avoid the increasing attacks while attempting to locate her parents.
But in an attempt to restore balance, the gargoyles are destroying the city faster than Izzy, Roger, and Angie can keep up. And Dr. Tesla grows anxious to use Izzy’s fully functioning device to steal technology from other worlds to sell for profit. If she repairs her device, Tesla will have the means to unleash additional chaos onto Earth from an infinite number of worlds, but if Izzy refuses his help, her parents will remain trapped in another dimension, indefinitely.
NEWTON’S NOVELTIES is Fringe meets MOONGIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR in a middle grade science fiction standalone novel with series potential.
Chapter 1 – Newton’s First Law
An object at rest stays at rest.
An object in motion stays in motion.
Unless either is acted upon by an unbalanced force.
Izzy’s knees bounced under the table as she stared at her empty lunch plate. Theories and electronic schematics flashed through her mind, but it didn’t distract from her dad droning on about his latest chemical discovery at work. Normally Izzy would hang on every word, but her newest invention sat one floor down moments from completion. She’d been waiting for a pause in the story for fifteen minutes.
When it finally came, she jumped up from her chair and blurted “May I please be excused?”
“Isadora Newton, you know we don’t leave the table until everyone is finished.” Her mother eyed her.
Izzy sank into her chair and stared at her father’s half eaten sandwich. At this rate lunch would last until dinner time. Her patience wore thin after spending the morning in Hebrew school translating and reciting prayers she’d need for her Bat Mitzvah.
“What’s gotten into you? It’s not like you to interrupt your father when he’s talking about science.”
“I’m sorry, it’s all really interesting, it’s just…” she focused on the crumbs left on her plate, “I’m about to finish my next invention. I want to complete it before the end of the weekend.” It was bad enough she had additional studies on top of her school work preventing her from working on her experiment, but did the kids have to tease her at Sunday school too? It made the time away from her inventions even more painful.
I have a MG fantasy with dragon changlings
I’m also working on other YA sci fi
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