James Morgan-Jones was born and brought up on the Essex/London borders. His mother was Welsh and his father from the East End. He trained as a professional actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and worked for several years in the theatre. After a serious accident he retrained as a feline behaviourist and now lives in West Wales.
He began writing seriously after gaining an MA with Distinction from Trinity Saint David University of Wales. Published by Wordcatcher, he is currently working on The Glasswater Quintet, a series of supernatural/psychological mystery novels linked by character and place but set in different decades, from the 1940s onwards. The first book in the series, On the Edge of Wild Water, was published in November 2016 and is now available in a new edition from Wordcatcher. The second in the quintet, The Glass Citadel, was published in October 2017, also by Wordcatcher. Available from the same publisher is a volume of short stories, The Wheel and Other Stories, released in September 2017. Crossing boundaries of period, style and mood, from black comedy to domestic tragedy, The Wheel embraces reflections on the nature of loss, the haunting burden of childhood trauma and much more besides. If you enjoy variety in a short story volume, this book is for you.
In November 2018, the third in The Glasswater Quintet series - 'The Stone Forest' - will be released.