Jim Stratton is a chameleon. By day, he is a mild-mannered retired lawyer, and lives with his wife in southern Delaware. But he’s also an avid fan of speculative fiction, and has forged a dark alter ego of genre fiction author through publication of his tales in venues like Dragons, Knights & Angels Magazine, Ennea (published in Athens, Greece) and Nth Degree Magazine. The appearance of his first foray into the world of poetry in The Broadkill Review is but another step in his master plan. His appearances in Dead Souls in September 2009 and Rum & Runestones in April 2010 are further steps in his master plan. His stories further appeared in 2011 and 2012 in Tower of Light Online Magazine, Big Pulp E-zine and the Paper Blossoms, Sharpened Steel anthology of Oriental fantasy from Fantasist Enterprises. Since then, he was a co-author and co-editor of Fantastic Futures 13 published at Balticon 47 by Padwolf Press, and had stories published in the Nthzine e-zine and Bad-Ass Fairies IV. He currently has several stories scheduled to be included in each of the Best of Big Pulp anthology and the Best of Nth Degree, both due out soon.