He is the author of three novels, The Wrong Story, An Other’s Look (currently in the publication process), and Fizz (being edited). 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, designs and delivers workshops for new and developing writers, and provides a copywriting and content design service for private and public sector organisations.
(An Other’s Look is currently being crowdfunded by Unbound Books. You can support its publication by pre-ordering a copy here.)
James is an alumnus of Oxford University’s MSt in Creative Writing and spent his placement reading submissions at an Oxford literary agency. He is one of the three founder members of the Cherwell & Avon Book Group, and is a member of the Society of Authors, English PEN, the International Flann O’Brien Society and United Authors.
James was a volunteer and ambassador for Shooting Star Chase, a children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families. He still promotes their cause wherever he can. He is a regular contributor to Carers UK‘s creative writing fundraising campaigns and is a volunteer coordinator for the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust.
When he’s not writing James brightens up his neighbours’ day by practicing his tenor ukulele.