Jamie Burchthe Writer Behind the Magic
I’m a collector of crystals & books, as well as vintage cameras, tea cups, and typewriters. Practical Magic is my favorite movie. For a long time I’ve felt a deep connection to the moon & trees and love being near water.
I find delight in reading books with magical elements and spirited main characters. As a writer I enjoy being inspired by magic & the creativity of others. I get many ideas from dreams and keep a journal near my bed.
I’ve lived in upstate New York all my life and in 2017 we moved into our magical cottage with a writing room that’s all my own. Like me and the stories I’m working on, it’s a work in progress.
this Writer's Journey
15 years ago my dream of being a writer came to light. With this newfound spark of possibility I took a few classes and read various books on writing. It was about this time I fell in love with young adult fiction and stories with magical elements.
I took additional classes and read more books. Eventually I started a blog and connected with an amazing writing community. I wrote three books and sought publication for one, but thankfully it never worked out. It wasn’t quite ready and I would eventually realize there was still a great deal for me to learn and extra time I needed to invest in honing my craft.
Later on I decided to venture down a couple different paths and connected with many kindred spirits in the artist and spiritual communities. Even though I wandered away from writing, it was an important time that would help build a foundation I didn’t know I was seeking.
Now I’ve returned to my true passion, ready to make all my writing dreams a reality. I’m working on a new rough draft and have many story ideas simmering within my imagination. I can’t wait to share them with you.