An award winning poet and teacher, Jim has a BA from Florida Southern College and a M.Div from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University in his hometown of Evanston, Illinois. He is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Tampa in Florida.
He is the author of two books, Take Fun Seriously, (Limitless Press) and, his first book of poetry, Driving Home, (Aldrich Press).
Jim teaches at Florida Southwestern State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, and is a popular guest instructor at workshops and seminars.
Jim lives in Fort Myers, Florida with his bride of 44 years where he reads, writes, and pulls weeds.