Jim Gardner lives in rural, southern Illinois on a pond in the woods. Depending on the day, he can be found on a tractor in a hay field, sorting cattle in a dusty, fly filled stockade or teaching High school History.
His short story October Horse October Baby was selected for publication by Writers Digest. His non fiction articles can be found in Hoosier Family Living and South Eastern Illinois Family Living.
"I always found creek beds and the contents of abandoned houses more interesting than a playground. There is a presence on old farms. You can feel it when an owl drops from the high branches of trees silhouetted by the moon and in the silence of places which time has abandoned but men once toiled."
A Bargain With Hecate is his first self published collection of short stories.
He is presently at work completing several longer novels.