Jim McVey, Nonfiction & Memoir
James McVey is the author of three books, including The Wild Upriver and Other Stories and Martha Maxwell: Natural History Pioneer. His most recent book, The Way Home: Essays on the Outside West was published in 2010. Jim’s short stories and essays have appeared in literary journals around the world, including Island, Frontieres, Divide, Sport Literate, Puckerbrush Review, Kinesis, Apostrophe, and Rolling Stock. He has read his work at the Sorbonne in Paris, and was the featured American author at the Watermark Literary Muster in Australia. Jim earned an M.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English at the University of Colorado, where he has taught courses in literature and creative writing since 1986. He has also worked as an outdoor journalist, wildlife biologist, musician, carpenter, sign painter, and bus driver. He continues to write both fiction and creative nonfiction.