About Me

Jimi works as a Marketing and Communications Specialist by day. She goes home to help her son with homework, practice karate, put dinner on the table and write.

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 medical science and journalism 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 her current position in Communications for the Texas health department. She is rewriting her debut novel, Dormant, to incorporate her public health experience.