James decided that he was a writer when he was seven. Before that he wanted to be a duck. As a writer, he loved the way that the stories he read took his brain to other places. Most children would think to themselves, “Hmmm. I shall read more stories.” But James didn’t think that. James thought,
“Hmmm. I need to be in charge of this. I shall write my own stories.”
James began writing the sorts of stories that he was reading, usually magical stories with portals. Then he became obsessed with Star Wars until he was about ten when he discovered war stories and other things that were too old for him. As a teenager he did the usual teenage things but wrote terrible poems while he was doing them and then at the age of 19 he won a playwriting festival and set about being a proper writer.
James did some voluntary work in an infant school and began making up stories for the children he was working with. One day, one of the teachers asked him if he’d like to visit her husband’s school and asked how much money he would charge…
Since then, James has visited nearly three thousand schools.
At weekends and in holiday times James has performed his Comedy 4 Kids show all over the world. These days his one man show is called “The Funny Thing About James Campbell,” to fit in with his books. You can find dates on the dates page…