Jaime Dunkle mixes the profound and profane in her prose with an altruism that stems from her tenure as a journalist. Her stories range from fiction to personal narrative and often blur between the two.
She’s performed her work as a featured writer at Show & Tell Gallery, Salon Skid Row, Get Nervous, The Bunker Series, The Hour That Stretches, Gilbert Road Grotesque, Let’s Talk About Sex, and Grief Rites. She currently curates the all-ages literary read, Donut Mind Readers.
Jaime started her career by writing a silly advice column in a now-defunct strip club magazine called Underground. She went on to write counter-culture interviews for Suicide Girls and reported for news organizations such as The Oregonian and Digital Trends. She pursued multimedia journalism until media’s corporate agenda crushed her spirit. She abandoned traditional reporting to nourish her new-journalism essays, flash memoir/fiction, experimental flash-fiction, short stories, and screenwriting.
She’s the first of her immediate family to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. She earned an AGS at Clackamas Community College and holds an English BA with Cum Laude honors, and minors in French and writing, from Portland State University.
The counter-culture literary hub, CLASH Media, published Jaime’s experimental short story Pain Flowers in 2017. You can also read her personal narrative column, “Love in a Plain Brown Envelope,” and her flash fiction excerpts from her forthcoming book, Stripped in Pornland, in Exotic magazine. Other writings are posted here on her website.
Jaime currently lives just outside of Portland, Oregon in quaint downtown Milwaukie, the home of Dark Horse Comics.