Hello and thank you for joining us on our blog!
We are A Pair of Okies, even though there are 3 of us 🙂
Originally the blog was started by Paula and Cheryl in October of 2013 and Jamie joined in May 2014. We all love the same stories and also each have our own unique tastes but this variety really helps us try to keep our blog diverse! We love to chat about our books and all have become close and great friends, which makes this so much more fun than work!
Jamie is currently a stay-at-home-mom of 2 children – a 5 year old boy and a just turned 1 year old daughter. She holds degrees in Forensic Science and Psychology along with minors in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She has worked as a Correctional Officer, 911 Dispatcher, and at a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Facility in the past. This variety of jobs are all high stress and definitely have kept life in perspective and shown what really matters, like family and friends.
Jamie has ALWAYS been a reader and excelled even in 1st grade at it, including getting her first books autographed in 3rd and 4th grades (Shiloh and The Man Who Loved Clowns to be exact) for winning the Accelerated Reader Program. She enjoys any good story, whether it’s Indie or through a publisher and almost any type of genre, as long as it’s a well-written story. She also enjoys editing and Beta reading for her author friends, along with promoting their book babies. For rest of her spare time, she enjoys doing social painting classes, spending time with her kids, doing crazy themed 5k’s, and just enjoying life in general.