He is the author of two novels, The Wrong Story and An Other’s Look, and is currently writing his third novel, tentatively titled, Fizz. (An Other’s Look is currently being crowdfunded by Unbound Books and you can pre-order a copy and support its publication by following this link.) James has had a number of short stories and flash fiction published as well as a travelogue of his journey through Central America. He is a Real Writers prizewinner, a Carers UK prizewinner and was highly commended in the British Fantasy Society short story awards. James also writes a regular monthly column for The Gudgeon, Bradford on Avon’s local magazine.
James is keen to encourage new voices in creative writing and he provides structural and developmental editing for fiction writers; creative writing mentoring for unpublished writers; and develops and facilitates creative writing workshops. In the past, he has worked as a solution designer, a bid writer, a technical writer, a user-experience designer and an information consultant. He was in one of the first cohort of writers to develop information using hypertext markup language (HTML) and he has written for most media, including print, online and AV.
James has a Masters degree from the University of Oxford in Creative Writing and spent his placement reading submissions at an Oxford literary agency. He is one of the three founder members of the Bath-based Cherwell & Avon Book Group, and is a member of the Society of Authors, English PEN, the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society. He is also a member of the International Flann O’Brien Society and at their academic conference in Prague, in 2015, he presented his paper, The Comforters & At Swim-Two-Birds: Parallel Explorations of the Boundaries between Fiction & Real-Life). James is proud to be part of the Unruly Writers writing group.