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Jamie Calloway-Hanauer

Jamie Calloway-Hanauer - Editor

Annapolis, MD, United States

Jamie owns and operates Sticks and Stones (SNS), an editing, ghostwriting, and development firm. SNS has an A+ rating from the BBB.

Overview

Jamie owns and operates Sticks and Stones (SNS), an editing, ghostwriting, and development firm. SNS has an A+ rating from the BBB.

In years past, Jamie has been a hotel housekeeper, a graveyard shift donut fryer, and a welfare recipient, as well as an attorney, White House intern, and an elected official. More recently, Jamie has ghostwritten a number of books, written for several devotionals, and is a contributing writer for various print and online publications. She has also worked for or volunteered with at-risk youth and their families since 1995, both through direct services and advocacy efforts.

Jamie is currently working on her Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. Previously, Jamie graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University where she majored in both English and Political Science, and received her law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). She practiced dependency law for several years before opening her own law office, where she represented low-income women in domestic violence and family law cases. Now a full-time writer and editor, Jamie’s background as a public interest attorney serves her well as she writes about issues of poverty, gender equality, and social and juvenile justice, among other things.

Jamie has four children and is married to Andy, who is the campaigns director for an interfaith non-profit in Washington, DC. Jamie is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and the Religion Newswriters Association, as well as the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Jamie is currently working on her first full-length book, The Telling Ground. She blogs at and you can connect with her on Facebook or on Twitter @JamieHanauer.

To find out more about SNS, visit the SNS website at email SNS at , or connect with SNS on Facebook (/sandsedit) or Twitter (@snsediting).

Services
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Christian Poetry Short Story Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Christian (Non-Fiction) Health & wellbeing Law Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Religion & Spirituality

Certifications

  • BBB A+ Rating

Awards

  • Faith Radio Writing Award

Work experience

Owner-operator

Sticks and Stones

March, 2013 – Present (almost 4 years)

Owner-operator of a full-service editing firm, Sticks and Stones (SNS). In addition to editing services, SNS also provides ghostwriting, proposal development, and platform development/marketing.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Tale of the Elm Trees

S. Wyatt Young

When Charlie Shaw was fifteen years old, he was suddenly and violently uprooted from his home and sent to live with his grandparents in a small suburb of the Deep South, where religion is a way of life, as vital for sustenance as the air we breathe. But for Charlie, the breath of the South quickly became a noxious gas, and he came to hate all things God. Now, seven years later, Charlie has ear... read more

When Charlie Shaw was fifteen years old, he was suddenly and violently uprooted from his home and sent to live with his grandparents in a small suburb of the Deep South, where religion is a way of life, as vital for sustenance as the air we breathe. But for Charlie, the breath of the South quickly became a noxious gas, and he came to hate all things God. Now, seven years later, Charlie has ear... read more

Dear Jeff: A Father Seeks Reconciliation With His Son in Letters Rich in Hope, Joy, Despair and Grief

Kerry Gough

Dear Jeff is a chronicle of an adventure in cross-racial adoption, growing up black and white, fighting for civil rights in rural Mississippi in 1965 and of an integrated family's estrangement and reconciliation, hope and joy. In Dear Jeff the author offers a collection of letters endeavoring to reach a posthumous emotional reconciliation with his adopted African-American son, Jeff. Seeking to... read more

Dear Jeff is a chronicle of an adventure in cross-racial adoption, growing up black and white, fighting for civil rights in rural Mississippi in 1965 and of an integrated family's estrangement and reconciliation, hope and joy. In Dear Jeff the author offers a collection of letters endeavoring to reach a posthumous emotional reconciliation with his adopted African-American son, Jeff. Seeking to... read more

Abandon: Laying Aside Your Plan for God's Purpose

Tim Timberlake

Your secret to living the life beyond your wildest dreams!Do you have a vision for how your life should turn out? Big plans? Great dreams? Get ready to trade it in for something a whole lot bigger and infinitely greater! In Abandon, Tim Timberlake shows you how to exchange your life for God’s life. Obedience to God is not a burden, as many have thought. Instead, obedience is your key to experi... read more

Your secret to living the life beyond your wildest dreams!Do you have a vision for how your life should turn out? Big plans? Great dreams? Get ready to trade it in for something a whole lot bigger and infinitely greater! In Abandon, Tim Timberlake shows you how to exchange your life for God’s life. Obedience to God is not a burden, as many have thought. Instead, obedience is your key to experi... read more

Overplayed: A Parent's Guide to Sanity in the World of Youth Sports

David King, Margot Starbuck

Should I sign up our seven-year-old son for the travel team? What should we do about our daughter s Sunday morning games? Am I the only one longing for a sane balance between children s sports, family time, and church commitments?David King and Margot Starbuck offer good news for Christian parents stressed out by these questions and stretched thin by the demands of competitive youth sports. Th... read more

Should I sign up our seven-year-old son for the travel team? What should we do about our daughter s Sunday morning games? Am I the only one longing for a sane balance between children s sports, family time, and church commitments?David King and Margot Starbuck offer good news for Christian parents stressed out by these questions and stretched thin by the demands of competitive youth sports. Th... read more

Writing College Application Essays That Shine: A Brief But Essential Guide

Margot Starbuck

Should you compare yourself to Mother Teresa? Bemoan how bad you felt when you cheated? Describe the exhilaration of earning a 2400 SAT score? Probably not. This brief guide, using outline form and bulleted lists, equips students to brainstorm essay topics, polish a final draft and master everything in between. (The must-read “Taboo” section will even warn writers what to avoid!) As a special ... read more

Should you compare yourself to Mother Teresa? Bemoan how bad you felt when you cheated? Describe the exhilaration of earning a 2400 SAT score? Probably not. This brief guide, using outline form and bulleted lists, equips students to brainstorm essay topics, polish a final draft and master everything in between. (The must-read “Taboo” section will even warn writers what to avoid!) As a special ... read more

NIV, Bible for Women, Hardcover: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today's World

What is on your heart today? Struggles at home or with a friend? The miracle and joy of a new birth? A misunderstanding with a boyfriend or spouse? Are you grieving a loss? Are you celebrating a new job? Or anticipating a move? Whatever you face, good or bad, the Bible is relevant to your joys and sorrows, worries, fears, pain and happiness. God loves you and gave you his Word, the Bible, so y... read more

What is on your heart today? Struggles at home or with a friend? The miracle and joy of a new birth? A misunderstanding with a boyfriend or spouse? Are you grieving a loss? Are you celebrating a new job? Or anticipating a move? Whatever you face, good or bad, the Bible is relevant to your joys and sorrows, worries, fears, pain and happiness. God loves you and gave you his Word, the Bible, so y... read more

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