He has written two novels (The Wrong Story and An Other’s Look published by Unbound Books), and his third (Fizz) is currently being edited. He has had published a number of prize-winning short stories and flash fiction, a travelogue of his journey through Central America and a monthly column for The Gudgeon magazine.
James runs his own editorial company that provides written content for local and central government organisations, content strategies, writing guidelines and tone-of-voice principles. He also designs and delivers tutor led workshops for writers, provides a manuscript assessment service and is a regular speaker at writers’ events.
He is an occasional presenter on the Frome FM‘s On-Air Book Group, a volunteer coordinator for a Wiltshire-based preservation trust, a contributor to Carers UK‘s creative writing campaigns and was an ambassador and volunteer for Shooting Star Chase, a children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
James is a member of the Society of Authors, English PEN, United Authors and the International Flann O’Brien Society. 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 when he’s not writing or reading he brightens up his neighbours’ day by playing his tenor ukulele and practicing guitar.