James Shipway - Making stuff up since 1992.
I was born and raised in Cornwall, a beautiful place in the world. I typically read and write anything horror, sci-fi or fantasy, the more unusual the better. My favourite novel at the moment is 'The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August' by Claire North, which was a big influence on my decision to take writing more seriously. Short story wise, I really enjoyed 'The Music of Erich Zann' by H.P Lovecraft and 'Nicholas Was' by Neil Gaiman. Outside of writing, I'm a huge music lover. I've played guitar since I was twelve and studied popular music at university in both London and Plymouth. Some of my favourite bands/musicians are The White Stripes, Beck, Nick Drake, Pearl Jam, Cat Stevens, Dave Matthews Band and many, many film scores. I'm also a big tattoo fan, if I could decide on designs quicker I'd be covered in them by now.
I hope you all enjoy reading my stories, at least as much as I did writing them. I am now in the process of writing a fantasy novel, which will hopefully be released within the next year.