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After a busy spring, I took the summer off from writing. It’s Autumn now and I’m ready to go.

Things to do:

  • Begin promoting DN1
  • Add thumbnails to my short stories
  • Ensure my short story collection, the shakers, is available in print and online. It’s currently down, awaiting a cover. Plus I need to get hold of the MS, which I’ve lost.
  • Complete the second Mark Barrett novel (whatever it is eventually called)
  • Continue working on the following novels:

The trick is to get back to my writing routine. It will flow from that.

Dealer No. 1

Modestly described as Billy Elliott meets Breaking Bad – currently beta-testing it amongst friends and readers before I properly publicise it. Available on Amazon in print and on kindle.


NQA – free download ’til Thursday

My first high-concept novel NQA – featuring disgraced former army chopper pilot, Mark Barrett – is on free download ’til the 5th September.

Click the image for link or search NQA by James Ross.

Beginner’s Luck -free download

Five stories that could be (and in two cases have been) developed into novels.

Free Amazon kindle download 7-11 August. Click here for UK link or click image for .com link. Give it a review too, if you like.

the shakers – free download

My first collection of short stories, probably the closest to my true writer’s ‘voice’ – urban literary fiction.

Free Amazon Kindle download 2-6 August.

Click here for UK amazon or click image for USA amazon link:

Stateless – free download

“Nine years after the horrific and violent events in Grendel, Babe Walker reunites with April Speed. Why has he returned? Who has he come to kill? And after all this time, what is it that still binds them so closely together?”

Free Amazon kindle download until Friday 2nd August. Click image for link:

A Christmas collection:

A collection of contemporary, Christmas-themed stories, as it says on Amazon.

Available for download – click the cover image for link:


A short story of mine, Bones, is featured on this site.

Not sure about the artwork, seems like it was created by someone who didn’t read the story. Either way, feel free to read it there, maybe comment.