He has worked as a technical author, a user-experience designer, an information consultant for NGOs and charitable organisations, and, for the past few years, as a solution designer for an outsourcing and consultancy company.
James is also a graduate of Oxford University's MSt in Creative Writing, a member of Unruly Writers, and spent his placement at an Oxford-based literary agency as a submissions reader. His first novel, The Wrong Story, was featured on Hookline’s Discover New Writers page and will be published in the autumn, 2016, by Unbound Books.
James has had a number of flash fiction stories published in US online magazines as well as a travelogue of his journey through Central America in Which Travel magazine. He has also written and published a number of short stories, including:
The Money Launderer’s Box Of Rubbish, which was a prize winner for the Real Writers Short Story Awards;
The Fire-Diver’s Assistant, which he read at the 2015 Brighton Fringe Festival, was long-listed for the Bare Fiction short story prize and has been published in both the ‘Rattle Tales Anthology 4’ and The London Journal of Fiction;
The Therapist, which was published by the online magazine, Pygmy Giant, won third place in the 2015 Carers UK creative writing competition, and was published in their 2016 anthology, 'No One Should Have To Care Alone’; and
A Rare Bird, which was published by the online magazine, Pygmy Giant.
James has also had a number of flash fiction stories published in US online magazines as well as a travelogue of his journey through Central America in Which Travel magazine.
James is a member of the International Flann O’Brien Society and at the 2015 academic conference in Prague he presented his paper on Muriel Spark and Flann O’Brien titled: Parallel Explorations of the Boundaries between Fiction and Real-life.
He was an ambassador for Shooting Star Chase - a children's hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families - and is still a volunteer for their fundraising events.