Successful author and game designer since 1974 and current President of Fast Forward Entertainment, he created the first science fiction role playing game in Metamorphosis Alpha. He's written comics for DC Comics and Marvel, and has been voted into the Game Designer's Hall of Fame.
His novels have been on the best selling lists of Waldens, B. Dalton's, and Locus.
His game credits include work with: Charlie Brown licenses, Sesame Street licenses, He-Man licenses, Conan licenses, Indiana Jones Licenses, Dragon Ball Z licenses, Marvel licenses, DC comics licenses, Worlds of Wonder licenses, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time licenses, and Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro licenses.
He designed the smash hit card game, DRAGON BALL Z that's been breaking sales records for almost two years.
In the '90s he was head of the TSR R&D department and helped guide the company to several 40 million dollar years. He left the company to go back to his first love, designing products and has worked with several game companies to produce best selling product. He's currently hard at work developing a new science fiction role playing game for Fast Forward Entertainment. He's also filling in a few holes in design projects for Fast Forward as he works into 2002.
A lifelong Wisconsin resident, James is married and has three children.