Jamie Bryant was born in the small town of Richlands, Virginia. She and her husband Dennis have three grown children, and nine grandchildren. They currently reside in Texas. Jamie worked as a Certified Childcare Provider for eighteen years, caring for over one hundred children. The last ten years she has been in the Senior Healthcare Industry as Marketing Director and Executive Director. In 2002 she published a collection of short stories about her life growing up in Virginia, titled Fish Guts and Other Bedtime Stories. In 2016 she published Monkey in the Mailbox, Book One in the Denny's Surprise Day Series. Jamie's writing style brings to life her characters through a child's eyes with humor and sensitivity. Subtle lessons can be learned from her books and short stories, offering parents an opportunity to discuss real-life questions and answers with their children.