Jaime Johnesee is an author, artist, zoologist, and medically retired zookeeper. She began her publishing journey in 2012 by self-publishing a collection of short stories titled, Oh, the Horror.
After which, she published a collection of novelettes and novellas starring her character, Bob the Zombie, previously uploaded in weekly installments on her website in 2009. Soon after Bob's release, Oh, the Horror, was picked up by audiobook publisher Cherry Hill Publishing.
Met with initial success in the publishing world, Jaime became excited and worked to further hone her craft. It wasn't long before her short stories started being accepted to anthologies alongside some of her teenage literary heroes.
Living out her childhood dreams, her short fiction was accepted to anthologies like Masters of Horror and VS:X US vs UK (A judged head to head in which she beat out some of her favorite American extreme horror icons to win Best US Story), as well as many others.
While expanding her first Samantha Reece novella (listed #3 on Goodreads Best Horror Novellas of 2012) into a novel, Jaime also began working as project manager for Devil Dog Press on The Revelations series.
This was a project where she and her extremely talented co-authors (Lisa Lane and Christine Sutton) worked tirelessly to pull off a seamless trilogy of novels that read as though they were written by a single person. In a first within the horror field (that stands to this day), the three authors worked on all three books together–as one voice.
The project was deemed successful when a panel of people, including the editor, unanimously agreed they were shocked to find out each book had been written by three people and not the single pseudonym they'd been given.
Jaime is currently authoring her series, Samantha Reece Mysteries–as well as other projects–for the amazing publisher, Devil Dog Press. She was recently added to their roster as a Mentor, helping new and veteran authors find their feet and move through writer's block. She can also be found working as a designer with her husband, Chris, at their remodeling company, Johnesee and Sons.
In her spare time, she enjoys creating art, baking, and runs a tarot channel on YouTube at Jaime Johnesee Tarot. Be sure to follow her on social media or email her at Zookeeper829@gmail.com with any questions, as well as for bookings and commissions.
With a passion for writing and a creative mindset, Jaime Johnesee is a versatile writer capable of producing content in various niches. From writing short stories and novels to managing collaborations Jaime Johnesee can create content that engages and informs.
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