David James was born in South Carolina and served in the US Army for over four years, including two years spent in Afghanistan.
He has published a short story in the 2017 anthology The Road Ahead, completely written and edited by veterans of the American War on Terror. He also writes and edits for The Wrath-Bearing Tree, a literary magazine run by veterans that focuses on all forms of violence, military, economic, or social.
He has an M.A. in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Swansea (Wales), and currently lives in Vicenza, Italy, where he teaches English and enjoys rock climbing.