About the Author
Poet, programmer, procrastinator, sci-fi geek, coffee snob, actor, and writer. A devoted Christian, Jim is a quiet and thoughtful man who tends to think deeply and act slowly. Much of this inner reflection and self-assessment shows up in his writing. “Capturing what truly motivates us,” is how Jim describes his approach to both fiction and non-fiction. This author has a direct, and sometimes in-your-face manner of writing. He tries to always use conversational language and make complex ideas understandable. Jim read his first novel, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, at the age of eight; this began his love affair with the written word. Jim’s first foray into personal writing, as a child, was poetry. These and other poetic scribblings provided the content for his first book, I Apologize for Nothing, published in April 2014. Life, a child, a career with the Police Service, and a part-time business authoring software all got in the way of pursuing his desire to write. In 2013, Jim decided to pursue his creative yearnings, and he began writing for pleasure. Drawing on a solid work ethic from his experience authoring technical manuals and writing business proposals, Jim found writing for himself to be liberating and enjoyable. While working on his first fiction novel, he kept getting sidetracked by other ideas. He dusted off an old stage play he had written and published it under the title, Mama’s Slippers, with the hopes of attracting production interest. In addition to non-fiction works on Christian topics, Jim also works on science fiction projects, including short stories and flash stories. Originally hailing from the East Coast, Jim now lives just outside Cobourg, ON, with his two cats, Martin & Lewis.