About James

JE_28671 - ball - enhancedJames is a writer. He has written two novels, The Wrong Story and Happy FamilyHe has published a number of prize-winning short stories, a travelogue of his journey through Central America and a monthly column for The Gudgeon. His short story Connor and His Amazing Ejector Boots was recently nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prize.

He also designs and delivers workshops for fiction writers, writes content for websites and is a regular speaker at writers’ events. 

James has an MSt in Creative Writing and spent his placement as a submissions reader 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 UnboundAmazonGoodreadsFacebook and Twitter.


Photograph by Mike Ellis of Thameside Media.