Dear readers, We’re almost to the halfway point on my Blog Tour; I hope you’re enjoying the events as much as I am. Once again, please support the generous bloggers who have agreed to host me. They are great friends and champions of independent authors. The fourth stop is with Naomi Leadbeater at the Naimeless blog. In […]

Dear readers, No rest for the wicked, nor for the blog touring author-about-town! The third stop on my Blog Tour for The Consistency of Parchment is with Gabi Coatsworth at her popular site The Write Connexion. In today’s interview I write about the book itself, and also describe some of the various resources that I […]

Dear readers, The Blog Tour for The Consistency of Parchment continues! Stop #2 is at the superb MAJK INK blog run by the equally wonderful Melody-Ann Kaufmann. The post is titled “A Visit with a Literary Superman”; I’ll gladly accept the compliment, though I must admit that the writing process sometimes feels like my Kryptonite – as […]

Dear readers, My Blog Tour for The Consistency of Parchment is now underway! Stop #1 is at the fantastic Utterances of an Overcrowded Mind blog maintained by Paul Dorset. Here is a short excerpt from the full interview: Paul: What inspired you to write this book? James: I spent a semester in Budapest, Hungary during my […]

Dear readers, The details of the BLOG TOUR for The Consistency of Parchment, my debut novel, have now been finalized! Please visit and support these bloggers, who have graciously agreed to take part in the event: August 4th: Utterances of an Overcrowded Mind (Author interview) August 9th: Safire Blade (Author interview) August 10th: The Write Connexion (Author interview) August 13th: Naimeless (Guest post) […]

A meditation on love, excerpted from The Consistency of Parchment: love is a clamour a hush that rises by degrees to a crescendo to a cacophony love – the thought edges across my mind skipping carelessly, oblivious, eyes shut and silent as a wave that laps against a shore endless, of unknown origin a thing […]

Let’s face it. As authors, most of us probably harbour dreams of penning the next Great Novel, of being feted in Franzenesque fashion by literary peers and purveyors of popular culture alike, of having our names mentioned in the same sentence as Tolstoy, Steinbeck, and Joyce – though in some other verbal construction than, “Yeah, […]