Jamie Mason

courtesy of the author

Here’s the recipe behind Jamie Mason’s brand of storytelling: Mix one part nurture with one part nature, then simmer over a low flame for 30 years.

Let’s start with the nurture—growing up with a pentecostal preacher as a father.

“It was intense,” Mason recalled. “I mean, it was sort of one eye on the sky for the rapture. It was everyday life.”