Jim Markus works as a writer and performer in Chicago, Illinois. He co-founded The Ink & Blood Dueling Society, an absurd, theatrical writing event that challenges anonymous writers to compete for audience favor. He also developed a kid-friendly writing workshop that culminated in a book called Write with Lions. Jim served on the board of The Hypocrites for several years. Now, he spends his free time writing and directing for other small theater companies in the city.