James has written two novels (The Wrong Story and An Other’s Look), a novella (Fizz) and a number of prize-winning short stories. He wrote a travelogue of his journey through Central America for Which? magazine and writes a monthly column for The Gudgeon magazine. He is a member of the Society of Authors, English PEN and United Authors. He has a Master’s degree in creative writing and spent his placement reading submissions at Felicity Bryan Associates literary agency.
James also designs and delivers tutor-led workshops and runs his own editorial company providing manuscript assessments for writers, and commercial content and copy for private and public sector organisations. He was an ambassador for Shooting Star Chase, a children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and he still promotes their cause wherever he can. He is a regular contributor to Carers UK‘s creative writing campaigns and is a volunteer coordinator for the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust.