Described by his friends as a renaissance man, James has been many things including: social worker, cartoonist, industrial designer, university instructor, general adventurer, and writer.
From a small boy it was apparent that his drawings and stories set him apart. By the age of19, he had published his first editorial cartoon. In the 1980’s he was an award winning cartoonist for the Gulf Island Driftwood. Over the next two decades, James published over 700 strip and editorial cartoons in Alberta and British Columbia.
His professional design career was the bread and butter for raising his daughters. Through museum exhibits and documentaries, he became noted for his innovative storytelling. Writing is his passion and it led to several short stories being published, two local history books and finally Raptor Night.
James lives on Salt Spring Island with his wife Judy. They can often be seen sailing within the Salish Sea.