I'm so glad you stopped by!
I'm Jamie Ogle, award-winning author of historical fiction full of danger, (good) rebels, and deep faith.
I grew up in northern Minnesota listening to my grandparents tell stories from their youth. Stories of fighting in WWII, of panning for gold in Alaska, of crossing the Nebraska prairies in a covered wagon during the Great Depression, of gypsies stealing chickens, of a city girl falling in love with a farmer. Listening to them, I fell in love with stories, with history, with grit and perseverance.
I also grew up listening to my parents read missionary stories to me and my sisters before bed. Those stories of faith, sacrifice, and courage inspired me even more. I read everything I could get my hands on and started writing stories of my own. My first story was self-published and self-illustrated on a piece of cardboard, and I've never stopped writing since.
I studied English and writing craft at Iowa State University and am a member of the ACFW. My husband and I love to travel, and currently live in southern Minnesota where we have somehow become homesteaders, beekeepers, and chasers of chickens and children.