For 38 years, James enjoyed a productive career as a music educator. He taught at the university level as well as high school. His writing career started with articles on ultramarathon running. He discovered that while running, his imagination took off and stories came to life.
His new writing career includes articles with the magazine Marathon and Beyond. His foray into the area of writing novels began with his first full-length book-Milford Spitz and the Very Fast Machine. "I've discovered that letting my imagination run amok and getting it down on paper is addictive. Now if I can get the voices to stop, I'll be fine."
His love for the scary and macabre is firmly rooted in old TV shows such as the Twilight Zone and Thriller hosted by Boris Karloff as well as comics like Tales from the Crypt.
In January 2010, SynergEbooks released James' second novel, Reveka's Return. This paranormal romantic vampire thriller is the first in the The Crimson Pursuit series. Book 2, Reveka's Revenge was released October 2010. In August 2011, SynergEbooks released a print version of Reveka's Return.
Additional writing includes several horror short stories which are intended for an upcoming collection. His short story The Frame was published in the October issue of the award winning on-line magazine, The Horror Zine, and it is being included in the Pill Hill Press anthology, Dark Things Quarterly. James' flash fiction piece titled 'Fade to...' is published by Pill Hill Press in an anthology titled Daily Flash Fiction of 2012.