Next Letter for Kids: Jamie Pacton


Our next Letter for Kids is written by the fun-loving Jamie Pacton! Jamie shares her love of adventure with us, from exploring a spooky old farmhouse to climbing a mountain!

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Jamie Pacton is a Young Adult and Middle Grade author who grew up minutes away from the National Storytelling Center in the mountains of East Tennessee. She has a BA and MA in English Literature, and currently teaches English at the college level. While pursuing her dream of being an author, she worked as a waitress, pen salesperson, lab assistant, art museum guard, bookseller, pool attendant, nanny, and lots of other weird jobs in between. Her writing has appeared in national and local magazines, and she spent many years blogging for Currently, Jamie lives in Wisconsin with her family and a dog named Lego. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly is her Young Adult debut novel; and, Farfetched, written under the pen name Finn Colazo, was her Middle Grade debut. Find Jamie online at and on Instagram and Twitter @JamiePacton.


Photograph of Jamie Pacton by Greg Pacton.