James Ellis is a writer.

James Ellis: AuthorHe divides his time into:

  • writing fiction and articles – James has written two novels (The Wrong Story and An Other’s Look), and his third (Fizz) is currently being edited. 1547732717He has written a number of prize-winning short stories, a travelogue of his journey through Central America for Which? magazine and a monthly column for The Gudgeon magazine. Under the pen name, Oliver Billingsgate, James wrote the children’s story, Mr Frogg Goes To Work.
  • commercial writing and editing – James runs his own editorial company providing manuscript assessments for writers, and commercial content and copy for private and public sector organisations.
  • workshops and speaking events – James designs and delivers tutor-led workshops for writers and is a regular speaker at literary events.frogg - 3d book
  • charity work – James is an occasional presenter on the Frome FM community radio station. He is the volunteer coordinator for a Wiltshire-based preservation trust, a regular 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 ALCS/PLR 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 practicing his tenor ukulele.


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