Born: Cardiff, Wales, 1944. Happily married 34 years. Travel writer, adventurer and videographer. Today, James and his wife Lydia, live in semi-retirement in Volcan, Panama, he still writes for several Panamanian news and current affairs publications.
“Jack Swan Adventures” came from bedtime stories composed some 40 years ago for daughter Xanthe, who still lives in Salisbury, England; locale for “Jack.”
Many of the stories use historic events. In book two: "Jack Swan Adventures - The Time Travel Disasters," the author uses his discovery of one of Mark Twain’s lost steamers on the Rio San Juan river, in Nicaragua. Also, in Panama the author researched how Albert Einstein may have helped in the rescue of Jewish families fleeing the Holocaust.
Currently, James is writing and researching the biography of Britain’s premiere parachutist; Elsa Spencer. David's childhood friend first parachuted from a balloon in 1901. Elsa was the inspiration for David and his brother to serve as paratroopers in the British Army.
James 14- year biographical odyssey of life in Central America; “The Accidental Adventure,” with true-life stories of mass murder, serial killers and political corruption will be ready in the spring of 2014.