In the course of his daily responsibilities at those magazines and during two stints as a freelancer, he’s fished everywhere from Alaska to Venezuela, snowmobiled 12,000 feet into the Idaho Rockies, dived on the Great Barrier Reef and played golf with honest-to-goodness celebrities. The high point came when he was escorted off the grounds of the All-England Lawn Tennis Club (a.k.a. Wimbledon). On the more serious side, he’s investigated anti-aging strategies, infant vaccinations, and the psychology and response to child abductions.
Jim’s original SI cover story on the dogs of Bad Newz kennels won the Humane Society’s Genesis Award for magazine writing. He is also the recipient of the John Southam Award and of multiple writing awards from various writing associations. The Lost Dogs reached No. 3 on Amazon’s bestseller list and No. 10 on the New York Times list. It was runner-up for the ASJA’s nonfiction book of the year, a finalist for the Virginia Library Association Literary Award, and a finalist for Good Reads nonfiction book of the year.
He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two kids, and a rescue dog.