Jim Owens is the third of seven children, so if you meet him offer him food. He started writing as a boy, creating hand-illustrated stories on construction paper. He then progressed to an ancient typewriter that cut holes in the paper whenever he typed an "O" or a "0". He currently uses a computer for his word processing, which he keeps in his home in Oregon, which he shares with his loving wife and a transient population of friends, family, and roving insects. He is also a founding member of the Dargon Project, the oldest collaborative writing project on the Internet.