I'm James Campbell.
Amongst other things, I write a series of books called Boyface
Boyface and the Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine tells the tale of a young boy's adventure into the world of removing the stripes from zebras to make them into ponies.
Boyface and the Tartan Badger is about the worst pet in the whole wild world and what happens the day he goes missing.
More about me...
I decided to be a writer when I was seven.
When I was twenty-one I did a bit of voluntary work in a primary school in Cambridgeshire. I then started travelling to primary schools telling my stories.
Over the next few years the stories got more tangential and funnier. Eventually, other people told me that I was a stand-up comedian. I believed them and started doing that too.
Over a number of years, many schools, theatres, libraries and comedy clubs, comedy mingled with storytelling; poetry mixed with anecdotes; and eventually something called Comedy 4 Kids was born.
During the week, I travel around primary schools, telling stories and encouraging children to write their own stuff.
I spend lots of weekends at literary festivals talking about Boyface, or in theatres, doing my one man show. It's for children over six and their families. I talk about funny things in a funny way that children seem to like.
I've tried to put some good things on this site. If there's anything you'd like to see but isn't here, just ask me. It's probably under my desk.
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You can follow James on Twitter: @Stripemonger
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