James (Jim) Pope is a principal academic in the Department of Humanities and Law at Bournemouth University. He has published six novels for children and teenagers. Spin the Bottle was listed as one of the best teenage novels of 1998 by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. He is the co-founder of the New Media Writing Prize, and was director of the event from 2010 to 2022. Jim created Genarrator, an online digital storytelling tool, which currently hosts over 1200 digital interactive narratives online.