James divides his time between working on his own creative writing projects and designing and writing content for NGOs, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations – including writing guidelines, tone-of-voice principles and reading age assessments. You can find more information on his business writing in his LinkedIn profile.
James has written two novels, The Wrong Story and Happy Family. 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. His short story Connor and His Amazing Ejector Boots was recently nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize. James is currently working on his next book.
James has an MSt in Creative Writing and spent his placement reading submissions for an Oxford literary agency. He 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 and is one of the three founder members of the Cherwell and Avon Book Group. He is 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. You can find James at Unbound, Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter.
Photograph by Mike Ellis of Thameside Media.