Jim Ruland is the author of Forest of Fortune, the short story collection Big Lonesome, and co-author with Scott Campbell Jr. of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch of Giving the Finger, and with Keith Morris on his punk rock memoir My Damage (forthcoming 2016). His work has received awards from Bread Loaf, Canteen, Reader’s Digest, San Diego Book Awards and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the books columnist for San Diego CityBeat and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Believer, Electric Literature, Esquire, Granta, Hobart, Oxford American Magazine and more. Ruland has taught writing at Northern Arizona University, Santa Monica College, and at San Diego Writers, Ink, and has served as a visiting writer/guest lecturer at Cal State Channel Islands, Oklahoma University, University of California Riverside Palm Desert Low Residency, PEN in the Community, Radford University, and Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
He is the host of the reading series Vermin on the Mount.
Read about his doings at:
– Big Lonesome: www.vermin.blogs.com/bl
– Vermin on the Mount: www.vermin.blogs.com