He has written three novels: The Wrong Story, An Other’s Look and Fizz. He has had a number of short stories published and is a Real Writers prizewinner, a Carers UK prizewinner and was highly commended in the British Fantasy Society short story awards. You can pre-order a copy of An Other’s Look here.
As well as writing fiction James has published a travelogue of his journey through Central America, 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.
He has a master’s degree in creative writing from Oxford University and spent his placement reading submissions at Felicity Bryan Associates 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 an 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 he still promotes their cause wherever he can. He is a regular contributor to Carers UK‘s creative writing campaigns and is a volunteer coordinator for the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust.
When he’s not writing he brightens up his neighbours’ day by practicing his tenor ukulele.