He has written two novels, The Wrong Story and An Other’s Look (due out in February 2020), and his third (Fizz) is currently being edited. He has had published a number of prize-winning short stories and flash fiction, a travelogue of his journey through Central America and a monthly column for The Gudgeon magazine. He designs and delivers tutor-led workshops for fiction writers and is a regular speaker at writers’ events.
His editorial company provides written content design and editing services, writing guidelines and tone-of-voice principles for local and central government organisations. He recently wrote the content for the UK Visas and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) website and is currently designing the written content for a Hertfordshire borough council’s digital service.
He is a presenter on Frome FM’s On-Air Book Group, a contributor to Carers UK‘s creative writing campaigns and was an ambassador and volunteer for Shooting Star Chase, a children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
James is a member of the Society of Authors and the International Flann O’Brien Society. He earned a Master of Studies in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford, graduating with distinction, and spent his placement reading submissions at Felicity Bryan Associates literary agency. He is one of the three founder members of the Cherwell and Avon Book Group and when he’s not writing or reading he brightens up his neighbours’ day by playing his tenor ukulele and practicing guitar.