Jim Ross jumped into creative pursuits in 2015 after a rewarding career in public health research. With graduate degree from Howard University, in seven years he’s published nonfiction, fiction, poetry, photography, hybrid, and plays in over 175 journals and anthologies on five continents. Photo publications include Bombay Gin, Burningword, Camas, Columbia Journal, Feral, Stonecoast and Typehouse. Photo essays include Barren, Kestrel, New World Writing and Sweet. Jim and his wife—parents of two health professionals and grandparents of five little ones—split their time between city and mountains.