About James

James Morgan-Jones was born and brought up on the borders of East London and Essex. 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, just outside Carmarthen. Having penned stories from his teenage years, he began writing seriously in 2008 after gaining an MA with Distinction from Trinity Saint David University. James’s work is published by Wordcatcher Publishing. He is currently working on ‘The Glasswater Quintet’, a series of novels; the first in the sequence – ‘On the Edge of Wild Water’ – was re-issued in a new edition by Wordcatcher in the summer of 2017. Its sequel, ‘The Glass Citadel’, followed in the autumn of that year. The third instalment – ‘The Stone Forest’ was published in November 2018. In November 2020, the penultimate book in the sequence – ‘Eye of the Rushes’ – was released.

All titles can be ordered directly from the publisher at Wordcatcher.com or from Amazon.

Photograph by Arwel Davies



Listen to the interview which James gave to celebrate World Poetry Day.


Eye of the Rushes Deceit. Goodness. Love. Murder. Everything shines in the colours of the soul.   Prismatic beauty. Dark perversion…
The Wheel and Other Stories A collection of short stories. Crossing boundaries of period, style and mood, from black comedy
  Living Places, Passing Lives Poems of loss, regeneration and hope. ‘Living Places, Passing Lives’ examines the identity of place