About James

JE_28671 - ball - enhancedJames Ellis 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. 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.

His editorial company provides written content for NGOs, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. His most recent projects were designing the content for the Borough of Broxbourne Council and the UK Visas and Citizenship Application Service. You can find more information on his business writing in his LinkedIn profile.

He has an MSt 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 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.