About Me

Jimi works as a communicator, writer, and editor. She built her career around using her love of words to create clean and compelling content. Her home life is joyfully filled by time with family, including two cats; any spare time is spent reading or writing.

Jimi enjoys learning new information and skills. Her most recent learning adventure is karate. For three years, she has been training in the art with her family, and she is now learning how to teach karate.

Jimi has written and published motivational articles, public health stories and newsletters, web pages, and academic documents. Though she feels a deep sense of satisfaction from completing these projects, her creative outlet is in writing fiction.

Jimi's fascination with nearly all things medical started with her mother’s stories of her work as a Labor and Delivery nurse. When Jimi read her first account of the 1918 influenza pandemic, that fascination turned to stories related to the epidemiology of how viruses spread and the public health measures taken to prevent, when possible, or contain when not. After a close call at becoming a nurse, Jimi turned to her love of writing, graduating from university with an English degree camouflaging an impressive list of journalism and medical science electives.

Jimi gained experience in disaster planning and response during seven years working at a state public health laboratory. She specialized in public information and communication related to diabetes prevention and control for more than three years, before she accepted a position in Communications for the Texas health department. She is now taking time off to care for her son and look for a new opportunity.

Jimi is rewriting her debut novel, Dormant, to incorporate her public health experience.