Jim Shores teaches screenwriting at Montreat College where he chairs the Communications Department. For over 20 years, he and his wife Carol have written for stage and film with their production company, Acts of Renewal. They tour nationally, creating material for organizations like Family Life and Focus on the Family, conferences, and universities. Jim recently completed the screwball comedy, Busboy, with Gideon’s own Torry Martin and Marshal Younger, and a television adaptation of Don Brown’s Naval Justice Series with Wes Halula and Willie Mangum. In 2010, Jim received the award for Best Original Screenplay at Gideon, and in 2009, he completed Act One’s Summer Writing Program in Hollywood. Carol and Jim live in Black Mountain, NC with their two best productions, their sons, Zack and Zander.