James McCann grew up on the icy plains of Manitoba, where he spent most of his teenage years reading comics and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Both of these hobbies taught him the storytelling tools that he now uses as an author and creative writing instructor.
He is a familiar face at local festivals and writer’s camps, having developed and led many workshops from elementary grades to teens. He is also an avid reader, having worked as a bookseller at many bookstores since the late 90s.
When he isn't writing, McCann works as an auxiliary library tech at the Richmond Public Library.