About The Author Jim Chrisman Jim Chrisman lives with his wife, son, and two Airedale terriers (Chief and Jake) in Los Angeles, California.  He attended UC Santa Barbara after twelve years of parochial school.  He has taught high school English from San Diego to Silicon Valley, coached high school basketball, and writes short stories for family members every Christmas.  Substitute Wizard sprung from one of these short stories. 
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