Novelist and short story writer

JE_28592_full frame (2) B&WJames Ellis has written two novels, The Wrong Story and Happy Family, and a novella, Fizz. He has published a number of prize-winning short stories, a travelogue of his journey through Central America and a monthly column for The Gudgeon. He designs and delivers workshops for fiction writers and is a regular speaker at writers’ events. James is currently writing his fourth book.

His editorial company provides written content for NGOs, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. You can find more information on his business writing in his LinkedIn profile. His most recent projects were designing and writing the content for:

James has an MSt with distinction in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford, and is a member of the Society of Authors and the International Flann O’Brien Society. He is a presenter on Frome FM’s On-Air Book Group, a contributor to Carers UK‘s creative writing campaigns and was an ambassador and volunteer for Shooting Star, a children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

He is one of the three founder members of the Cherwell and Avon Book Group and when he’s not writing or reading he duets with the local cats by playing his tenor ukulele and practicing guitar.

Photograph by Mike Ellis of Thameside Media.