Hi there! My name is Jamie A. Hughes. Why the “A,” you ask? Well, there are several other Jamie Hughes out there (all dudes, if you can believe it) already more famous than I. One’s a dart player, another the first British footballer to fail a test for performance-enhancing drugs, and the third takes rather nice photographs. But I can’t throw darts, play football, take pictures, or fail drug tests, so I figured a middle initial would be a foolproof branding strategy. It stands for “Anita” by the way.
I currently live in the Atlanta, Georgia area with my husband, two adopted sons, and a very needy cat. Everyone in my house loves books and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
I received a Master’s Degree in English from the University of North Florida in 2005, and I liked the classroom so much, I stayed in one for more than a decade as a high school teacher and adjunct professor. But I threw caution (and my red pen) to the wind when I moved to Georgia and accepted a position at In Touch Ministries. Today, I’m honored to be a Deputy Editor there. I am also a twice-monthly columnist for Multiple Sclerosis News Today and a freelance writer and editor. (Hey, what can I say? Free time is for the weak.)
My work has been featured in Christianity Today, The Bitter Southerner, The Brink, Ink & Letters, and other thoughtful and engaging magazines and websites. You can check out my work by visiting the publications page on this site.