James was born in Hollywood, California during the spring of 1965 but quickly found himself relocated to the East Coast. Over the first eighteen years of his life, home was in Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. For many, this kind of movement could have spelled disaster, but James drew strength of personality while learning to reinvent himself with every change of location.
Boldly Going across the country after high school, James moved to the Bay Area and eventually attended U.C. Berkeley.
Today, he resides in Cottonwood, AZ and works on new writing projects, perfecting audio casting and voice over skills, and getting dirty with real estate renovation projects.