Jamie Schlansky Evans strives to write the contemporary middle grade and YA stories she would have loved to discover when she was younger. Knowing her stories can have a true impact on young people is one of the main forces driving her forward today.

Jamie holds a BA in creative writing from Emory University and an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She’s also a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course and currently works as a production editor at Holiday House, Peachtree Publishing, and Pixel+Ink.

A native of St. Louis, Jamie now lives in Atlanta with her husband, daughter, and dog.