He has written seven books, including three for children. In 2015 he published Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone, and in 2014 The Adventures of Sir Roderick the not-very- Brave, which is about Sir Roderick, the most junior and hopeless knight in his kingdom who is set forth on a great and dangerous quest. This title was awarded best book for 8 to 10 year olds at the Speech Pathology Awards, and it was shortlisted for the NSW Premiers Award for Children’s Literature.
From 2004 to 2011 James hosted ‘The New Inventors’ on ABC-TV and he has hosted several shows on ABC Local Radio.
His next children’s’ novel is all finished except for the title. James is married with three daughters, who are his test audience.