I was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, where I spent the first 27 years of my life. When I left school I worked as a labourer until I decided to go back to university and get an education. I attended University of Worcester and obtained a 2.1 honours degree in psychology. After leaving university I began working in the Care Sector with severe challenging behaviour. I married in 1997 but, sadly, that marriage ended in 2015, which is where the book ‘From The Darkness’ begins.
Although working in challenging behaviour and having a good understanding of psychology, I was not prepared in any way for what was about to happen.
John James is the author of From The Darkness, his autobiographical account of domestic violence. He is also writer, executive producer and presenter of the forthcoming From The Darkness documentary series.