In years past, Jamie has been a hotel housekeeper, a graveyard shift donut fryer, and a welfare recipient, as well as an attorney, White House intern, and an elected official. More recently, Jamie has ghostwritten two books, written for several devotionals, and is a contributing writer for various print and online publications. She has also worked for or volunteered with at-risk youth and their families since 1995, both through direct services and advocacy efforts.
Jamie is currently working on her Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. Previously, Jamie graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University where she majored in both English and Political Science, and received her law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She practiced dependency law for several years before opening her own law office, where she represented low-income women in domestic violence and family law cases. Now a full-time writer and editor (as well as part-time staffer at a not-quite-local-to-her church), Jamie’s background as a public interest attorney serves her well as she writes about issues of poverty, gender equality, and social and juvenile justice, among other things.
Jamie has four children and is married to Andy, who is the campaigns director for an interfaith non-profit in Washington, DC. Jamie is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and the Religion Newswriters Association, as well as the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Jamie is currently working on her first full-length book, The Telling Ground. She blogs at http://jamiecallowayhanauer.com, and you can connect with her on Facebook or on Twitter @JamieHanauer.
I’m fortunate to be part of a fierce group of women faith writers. A few of these lovely ladies live near me, and we meet together every six weeks or so to lift up and encourage one another, as well as do some ... Read More →