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 three very needy cats. 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 the Director of Editorial Operations 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.

21 thoughts on “About

  1. If that is a picture of you and your husband at the top with the musical instruments you deserve an award for the humor that lies within it. Love it. You write like you think which is what I do and so I can relate.

    1. There might be a smidge of humor in it, I suppose. Some of the photographs are funnier than others, but we wanted some serious/artsy ones as well. Maybe we were trying too hard to be serious! 🙂

  2. I completely feel in love with your quote by Erma Bombeck at the top of the page. And then I read past it and think you sound pretty awesome. 🙂 Thanks for the follow!

    1. Thanks! I found that quote years ago and made it my life’s theme. 🙂 I also like the one by Oswald Chambers that reads, “Your creative mind is a gift from God, and it ought to be devoted entirely to Him.”

    1. It depends on the player. Most of us have trouble with one or the other. As I’ve matured as a musician, I’ve noticed that notes in the higher register are much easier for me to hear and to hit than the ones an octave or more below the staff. Also, the horn makes a difference. Double horns have a wider range than singles, and triples even more than doubles.

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