Jim is a deeply silly person fighting middle age by corrupting the memories of his youth and satirizing contemporary mores. He prefers to use nouns as nouns, verbs as verbs and carbon dioxide for inflating bicycle tires.
His stories are typically set in a recognizably modern world with a few elements wildly bent.
Confederated Justice, his new series, is a super hero tale sent in 2010, following the rise to prominence of Captain Major: super hero, office worker, wife, mother, box wine drinker.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's 2010 and the city of Metroville is at a tipping point. Captain Major is faced with three brutal challenges: the Immortal, a super villain who glimpses all possible futures; Amazing Man, the city's greatest hero who is rapidly coming unhinged; and, a personal life that is increasingly dissatisfying.
What are you working on next?
I'm just beginning to work on a second chapter in Captain Major's story. She'll be exploring some online dating opportunities while her kids continue to grow. Of course, the dating goes spectacularly badly and drives the plot.
An energetic, comic tale of Captain Major's battle with the Borer.
When Captain Major is blamed for the rise of the new supervillain, the Borer, she must find new partners to save Metroville from destruction.
A fast-paced, comic look at how comic book heroes fare in a modern, corporate America.
Captain Major is accidentally drawn into a deadly battle between the Immortal and Amazing Man, but it's her annual Confederated Justice performance review that ends up putting the entire city into grave danger. Major must save her city while protecting her secret identify and getting the kids to school on time.