Based in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, Jamie is a graduate of the Faber & Faber Writing Academy. He prefers writing short stories, believing it to be the closest written prose to the traditional art of storytelling.
Jamie has twice been a judge for short story competition The New Rose Prize. His work has been backed by the Northern Ireland Arts Council through several Individual Artist Awards and he has also been chosen by Lagan Online as one of their New Original Writers. His short stories have been published internationally and he has been nominated twice for the The Pushcart Prize with his stories A Quarter Yellow Sun and The Cowboy.