James Sale was born in 1952. After not becoming a full time professional writer in the 1970s, he became an English teacher. From that followed a string of educational books and articles with several major publishers. All the while he continued to indulge and refine his interest in poetry - several small collections being either self-published or published by local presses. His first management book, Growing Leaders, was published in 1998, and since then his best seller, York Notes: Macbeth has been re-published four times along with more recent meditations, and his latest poetry collection, To Be a Pilgrim. James is an experienced presenter and performer of his work - stimulating, insightful and exciting.