Who is this guy?

Jim was born and raised in upstate New York. His writing career really started after meeting popular NSA Hall of Fame Speaker Barbara Glanz. Since that meeting, Jim has written well over 500 poems and he continues to put pen to paper to memorialize life’s events for family, friends, coworkers and clients.  His writing style encompasses the emotions felt when celebrating the birth of a child, grieving the loss of a loved one, or when sharing the joy of a retirement or an anniversary.  His work has been published in local newspapers, social media, church programs, community events and has been included in Barbara’s books, CARE Packages for the Workplace and CARE Packages for the Home.  Jim loves writing in verse and published his first children’s book, The Sneezing Toucan, in 2021. His book received a 5 star review from Readers Favorite and was recently added to the Wake County Library System. Jim is a US Navy submarine veteran.  He is a husband and father.  His most notable position is as a doting grandfather called Boppa!  He has lived in New York, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and now resides near Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a member of the American Poolplayers Association and a member of the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).


“Jim Munroe visited our school and shared his book, The Sneezing Toucan. Our students loved hearing the book read from the author himself. Many of them ordered their own signed copy. The whole process of planning and carrying out the event was easy. We can’t wait until our next visit with his new book!” Michelle – Assistant Head of School

“Jim’s love for writing is evident in his books. They are creative and my students were engaged in Jim’s story telling. A true gift!” Tami – Elementary School Teacher

Regarding The Sneezing Toucan, “Our Collection Development Librarians have reviewed it and I’m pleased to say that we have decided that we will add this book to the library’s collection! ” Dan Brooks – Selection Manager, Wake County Library Services

“Your book has been confiscated from my house. My best friends daughter is in love with it!” Jordan – Jacksonville, FL

I first met Jim in 1995 when he came to hear me speak at a conference in Orlando.  Soon after, he sent me a beautiful poem titled “The Breeze” which he wrote about the impact my message had had on his life.  When my husband died in 2000, Jim wrote “The Pilot” as a memorial for him.  His words and his beautiful spirit have been a treasure in my life ever since we met!” Barbara Glanz

Thank you a MILLION times for the BEAUTIFUL piece of work you did for my dad! You have an amazing gift my friend!” – Bridgett

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