James H. Roby is a Detroit son, born and raised. He served in the US Air Force as a commissioned officer - tours included Mobile, AL Peterson AFB, CO, Clear AK and four years, three months, twenty-three days, seventeen hours as a Missile Launch Officer in the 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, ND.
The novels that would be the UrbanKnights almost never came about. It was only after a spouse of one of his fellow instructors got a hold of an incomplete Past Debts that James was inspired to continuing writing.
When he isn’t foiling crimes through his character, Jordan Noble, James is involved with his family; his wife Alicia and his other ladies – his mother and niece back home in Detroit.
James has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's from Central Michigan University. He’s been to World Cities like London and Toronto, seen three icebergs come together 500 miles above the Arctic Circle, and watched dolphins play in the Caribbean. Still, no matter what, even when he’s not in Detroit, Detroit is in him.