James was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He also spent his childhood living in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. In the ‘80’s he cut his teeth on horror movie nights with his brothers and watching as much sport as possible. Neither good looking enough for the movies, or athletic enough to play sport he spent his time watching both from the sidelines. After the success of his younger brother on the comic writing scene and then the successful launch of Marc’s novel Perigord, he built the confidence to co-author the first of the Plato Wyngard series. Plato Wyngard and the Guild of Wolves was launched July, 2018.
James is currently co-writing a new adventure-fantasy series for middle school titled - The Raven's Prophecy: Book 1 The Elder Trials.