Jayson James graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor's degree in Education. He was born and raised in Washington State, where he currently lives and teaches. The farthest off the west coast he has ever been was Nevada and Arizona. He plans on doing more traveling over the next few years.
After much prompting from his friends "Finding Our Way" debut in September 2012 as Jayson James first published novel. A couple months later, he wrote and released the follow-up novels in 2013, "Tormented Discovery" and then "Drifting" creating what readers would identify as the "Finding Our Way Series." Jayson has at least one more novel releasing with the same characters in the series, but is not sure when this will be. Much to his delight, readers are eagerly waiting to read what happens next with Justin, Derrick and the rest of the gang. Until then, Jayson has a few other book ideas he would like to share with readers. He hopes they will enjoy the new characters he brings to life on the pages of upcoming books.
When Jayson is not writing he enjoys reading a variety of books from different genres. He is an avid supporter of fellow Indy authors and does whatever he can to support them. Although he often denies it when asked, he also likes to draw, mostly cartooning and sketching using pencils and oil pastels. He also loves listening to music and watching movies, one or the other is constantly playing every time he is writing or drawing and even sometimes when he is reading.
Although his first published works are of the gay new adult and gay young adult genre, he plans on publishing books of other genres at some point. Such as a children's book he has been contemplating for many years.