James Heneghan is one of today's foremost authors of fiction for children and young adults. His books, acclaimed for their realistic portrayals and action-packed adventures, often tell the stories of teenagers struggling to overcome personal difficulties.
His novels have won several awards including the Shelia A. Egoff BC Children's Literature Award for Wish Me Luck and The Grave and the Arthur Ellis Crime Writing Award for Juvenile Fiction for Torn Away. In addition, Wish Me Luck was nominated for a Canadian Governor General's Award and The Grave, was selected as a 2002 American Library Association (ALA) Best Book for Young Adults and was awarded the 2000 Silver Seal by Mr. Christie's Book Awards.
James grew up in Liverpool, England and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to writing books for children, James has been a high school English teacher, a fingerprint specialist with the Vancouver police, and a policeman in Liverpool.
Biography provided by the author, June 2003.