Since 2005, Jim has been the television critic for The Metro Times, a leading weekly news and entertainment magazine in the Detroit metropolitan area.He is also the media and entertainment feature writer for HOUR Detroit magazine, Detroit's slick monthly city publication.
Jim also contributes regularly to The Men's Book (Chicago) and Wayne State magazine. His work has appeared nationally in USA Today, Electronic Media, Hit Parader and The Crisis. He has edited nine books, ranging from an encyclopedic guide to rhythm-and-blues music (Musichound R&B: The Essential Album Guide), to a biography of Detroit rock 'n' roll pioneer, Mitch Ryder. He has edited the last three novels for award-winning author, Mike Brogan, and a screenplay that he co-wrote, The Brewster Project, was made into an independent film that won Best Picture audience awards at festivals in New York and Los Angeles.
Jim is the husband of the lovely Karen Mayberry-McFarlin and is a wonderful father figure to the beautiful 10-year old twins, Emma and Madison. When he is not tied to his computer Jim can be found watching Andy Griffith, visiting his hometown of Detroit or cheering for a Detroit sports team, any Detroit team.