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 service for private and public sector organisations.
(An Other’s Look is currently being crowdfunded by Unbound Books. You can pre-order a copy and support its publication by following this link.)
James has an MSt in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford and spent his placement reading submissions at a 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; and is a regular contributor to Carers UK‘s creative writing fundraising campaigns.
When he’s not writing James brightens up his neighbours’ day by practicing his tenor ukulele.