Jim Ross jumped into creative pursuits in 2015 after a rewarding career in public health research. With graduate degree from Howard University, in eight years he’s published nonfiction, fiction, poetry, photography, hybrid, and plays in 175 journals on five continents. Photo publications include Barnstorm, Bombay Gin, Burningword, Camas, Columbia Journal, DASH, Feral, Stoneboat, Stonecoast, Typehouse, and Whitefish, with Glassworks, Peatsmoke, and Phoebe forthcoming. Jim’s text-based photo-essays include Barren, DASH, Kestrel, Ilanot Review, Litro, NWW, Sweet, Typehouse, and Wordpeace. He recently wrote/acted in a one act play and appeared in a documentary limited series broadcast internationally. Jim and family split time between city and mountains.