He is based near Bath in the south-west of England. He is the author of two novels, The Wrong Story and An Other’s Look, and is currently completing his third, tentatively titled, Fizz. He has had a number of short stories 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. He writes a regular column for The Gudgeon and provides a literary consultancy service for new and developing writers.
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James has a Master’s 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 and 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, James presented his paper, The Comforters & At Swim-Two-Birds: Parallel Explorations of the Boundaries between Fiction & Real-Life). James is a member of the Unruly Writers writing group and United Authors.