Jim Landwehr was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has always loved to write, but only recently has pursued taking his passion for the craft more seriously. On a whim in 2005, he took a class called Writing From Your Life, which focused on memoir and creative nonfiction. The class rekindled his love for the written word. In 2009, he enrolled in AllWriters' Workplace and Workshop which provided a peer critique group that encouraged and stretched him as a writer. He has been enrolled in AllWriters', off and on, ever since.

Jim loves outdoor sports, especially biking, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. It was his love of camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota that led him to write a memoir about trips he took to the area with his brothers and friends in the late '80's. The book was accepted for publication by eLectio Publishing and will be available in both ebook and paperback format on June 17th, 2014!

Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in 1985, with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Anthropology. He has been fortunate enough to be employed in mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for over 25 years, a job he loves. He works as a GIS Analyst for Waukesha County in the Parks and Land Use Department. Jim was certified as a GIS Professional (GISP) in 2005 through the GIS Certification Institute.