Jim Bottomley is the author of HYPNOTIZING LIONS, a finalist for the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award for best unpublished Canadian mystery novel.
Jim loves stories, making many life decisions based on their story value. He worked during university at a psychiatric hospital, spent a year with his wife Deb backpacking around the world, lives in remote places of wild beauty and has had a career as an independent futurist working across sectors. As a professional speaker represented by leading speaker bureaus, Jim has spoken to over 270,000 audience members about future success strategies, been profiled in newspapers and magazines and offers a unique process to plan better futures.
Writing fiction and published in five anthologies, Jim’s story RUNNING WITH SALMON, a finalist for the 2018 best BC short, was performed for Episode 2 of the Podcast STORIES LESS SPOKEN. Jim’s poetry was included in the seven-poet anthology ALL THE ELEMENTS, published in May 2021. Jim is a graduate of the Humber School of Writers and an active member of the Sooke Writers’ Collective. He is Mi’kmaq on his mother’s side, lives on Vancouver Island, loves to play hockey, hike nature and co-write songs.