James Stoddah

Writer and researcher. Author of "Ring of Conscience", "A Parallel Trust" and creator of the Melodema challenge.

James Stoddah grew up in Kent and was educated in Cumbria (UK) before settling in Lancashire with his three sons. He resisted higher education in favour of following a passion for music writing. For a number of years he worked in the music industry as a writer-performer – successful enough to earn a living without being burned by the media spotlight.

Stoddah has written two contemporary mysteries, "Ring of Conscience" and "A Parallel Trust" and is also a researcher for Outlet Publishing.

Stoddah describes himself as a stubborn optimist, over-thinker and coffee addict.