An award-winning poet and teacher, Jim holds a BA from Florida Southern College and a M.Div. from Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University in his hometown of Evanston, Illinois and an MFA from 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 World Religion at Florida Southwestern State College and creative writing at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is a popular guest instructor at workshops and seminars.
Jim lives in Fort Myers, Florida where he reads, writes, and pulls weeds.