Jim Christy was born in the United States but is a Canadian citizen; when he is not travelling all over the world to fulfill his journalistic pursuits, he resides in Vancouver. A versatile writer, Christy's works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction has been published in books, journals and magazines in Canada, the United States and Europe.
By nature a wanderer, Mr. Christy roamed the world as a young man supporting himself by whatever expedient he could find: Travelin Light is a diary that highlights both his roaming and a dozen significant encounters he made while on the road from the Amazon to the Yukon, including his own way of life, his habitual involvement with drugs, booze, prostitution, poverty, and violence. His talent for disturbingly presenting descriptive detail led him to evoke pervasively through-â€™out his writings the sights, sounds, and smells of the milieux he frequented. This practice provides his readers with crudely stark but powerful glimpses into the seamier sides of street-wise life. His characters are sometimes moving, sometimes revolting; however, they are always very earthly human.