Sired from a wolf's howl impregnating a north wind, Jim has led a life as adventurous as it has been downright nonsensical. There's been travels to faraway lands, years spent in mountains and wandering city streets, and a brief arrest for hopping a train. He's earned a degree from Montana State University, is an alumnus of the prestigious Breadloaf literary conference, has had short fiction published and two independent screenplays sold. His proudest moment thus far, however, has been raising the finest black lab the world has ever known. He prefers writing things that wrestle with big questions, and where something blows up.