Jim became an avid science fiction reader at the age of ten when he discovered Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers in the local Carnegie Library. He went on to get degrees in mathematics and psychology in order to help Hari Seldon invent Psychohistory. However, Seldon didn’t need help, so Jim took a job writing computer software for medical research in Indianapolis, where he lives with his wife and a variable number of foster kids.
Jim kept finding wayward science fiction story ideas hiding in science magazines, on the news, or just about anywhere in daily life. Someone needed to capture them, so in 2010 he started writing. He has been a slush pile reader for Flash Fiction Online, and is a futurist writer for SciFutures. Since then he has sold several short stories to various online magazines. Five of his short stories have been recognized by Honorable Mentions in the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest, and his novel Enemy Immortal will be published in April 2019.