Years ago, James Cooper travelled the world over and once spent three months tending sled dogs in Alaska. His work as a teacher took him from southern England to the remote Australian outback, and he completed his Ph.D. while living in a tin shed on 40 acres. Nowadays, his adventures mostly take place on the page. He loves reading and writing poetry and stories that reveal the extraordinary in the ordinary, and his work has appeared in such journals as Dappled Things, Light Poetry Magazine, and Quadrant (forthcoming). He is Senior Editor of inScribe journal and teaches writing and communication at Adelaide’s Tabor College. James counts himself blessed to live in the Adelaide Hills with his wife and two sons. Something About Alaska is his first novel.