James Ramos was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and was raised in and around the Twin Cities. He was weaned on a steady diet of science-fiction, which included Star Trek, Stargate: SG1, The Outer Limits, and more. Additionally, his parents introduced him to comic books at a very young age, and his love of superheroes inspired him to begin creating his own. This was his first brush with the larger world of storytelling.
At the age of nine, he wrote his first true story, a fantasy-adventure in the style of Indiana Jones. Soon afterwards, his mother introduced him to David Lynch’s 1984 Dune adaptation, which he credits as solidifying his transition from writing fantasy to science-fiction. When he was twelve, the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, inspired him to pen a series of fan fiction stories, all of which, thankfully, have been lost to the annals of time.
In 2009, roughly a year after graduating high school, James decided to fully commit to pursuing his dream of becoming a published author, and for the next six years, through self-guided study, he learned the craft of storytelling and honed his own abilities while also learning everything he could about the publishing industry.
In 2011, he and his family relocated to Phoenix, Arizona. Four years later, in October of 2015, his debut novel, That Girl, Darcy, a gender-bent, contemporary YA retelling of Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, was published by Future House Publishing.
James credits Frank Herbert’s Dune series and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as two of the biggest literary influences on his writing. Some of his favorite authors include Jane Austen, Frank Herbert, Brandon Sanderson, Julie Cross, Jenny Han, John Green, and Amy Tintera, among others. When he isn’t writing he enjoys cosplaying with the Arizona Avengers, a volunteer-based charity cosplay group, where he cosplays as Spiderman. He also enjoys skateboarding and cooking, and he almost always carries a Sonic Screwdriver with him. Connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.