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 book that grew out of that SI cover story, 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.