Jamie Fessenden set out to be a writer in junior high school. He published a couple short pieces in his high school’s literary magazine and had another story place in the top 100 in a national contest, but it wasn’t until he met his partner, Erich, almost twenty years later, that he began writing in earnest. With Erich alternately inspiring and goading him, Jamie wrote several screenplays and even directed a few of them as micro-budget independent films. His latest completed work premiered at the Indie Fest 2009 in Los Angeles and also played at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival two weeks later.
After nine years together, Jamie and Erich have married and purchased a house together in the wilds of Raymond, New Hampshire, where there are no street lights, turkeys and deer wander through their yard, and coyotes serenade them at night. Jamie currently works as technical support for a computer company in Portsmouth, NH, but fantasizes about someday quitting his day job to be a full-time writer.
Not long ago, we had to put our old tom cat, Butterscotch, to sleep, due to cancer. I blogged about it, but by now the blog post has been lost among all of the other posts on this blog. That didn’t feel right. So I’m linking it here, so he won’t be forgotten: