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 trekking across the country after high school, James met up with his brother, John in the Bay Area and eventually attended U.C. Berkeley.
Today, James resides in Saint Helena, CA and works on new writing projects, studying marketing, customer acquisition and a variety of other fun and different projects!