James Maffei was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area among all the vices of the area. Maffei's writing is about raw imagery, describing events and situations, written to trigger an emotional response - be it glee or revulsion. He writes social commentaries on both current events and on experiences so many people have but few talk about in true detail. His drive is to encapsulate the reality of society hidden behind the veil (re: lies) we all put up. He experiments with multiple avenues of expression including painting and producing music but writing is his main and true passion as seen in all his pieces.