James Hanford’s active imagination provided a multitude of ideas over the years for use to write an action adventure book – something James had long dreamed of doing. However, it was not until the Christmas and New Year holiday of 2011 and into 2012 that he had sufficient substance and material to complete his fist novel. A timeline of James’ writing is available that shows how the Intervention series has evolved.
Trapped inside whilst on holiday with his entire family and inlaws unwell, James had little to do when he was not caring for his family. That was a period of great fruitfulness as ideas for a series of books started to take shape and the plot for his first book came together. One word kept featuring in those ideas – “intervention”. As James watched or read the daily news he thought about how good it must be to intervene and thwart the efforts of those creating misery, pain and terror. The intervention of the books’ hero, Rob Krane, in various matters therefore quickly became the main title of the series.
Fired-up with enthusiasm, James started writing during whatever spare time he could find outside of his family responsibilities and day job. James quickly became absorbed into the characters’ personalities and lives as they tackled international crime. James’ long-held dream soon became a serious hobby as the writing flowed and those who read the early chapters continually asked for more.
Since that time, James has kept writing, delighted that so many enjoy the output of something that gives himself so much pleasure. For James, writing is a way to relax from the pressures of a fulfilling, yet demanding, day job. James recognises and appreciates the benefits that his professional career has granted, meeting a great many wonderful and interesting people. Through work and personal travel, as well as daily life, James has experienced many situations that have helped his writing as he relives the emotions of potentially (or mostly imagined) dangerous situations.
James was born and still lives in London, England – now with his wife and children. James works in central London, appreciating the history and multi-cultural diversity of the great city.