Adam-Michael James originally hails from Fairbanks, Alaska, but has also lived in Hawaii and Florida.
AMJ’s love affair with writing began as soon as he learned to hold a pen. As a senior in high school in 1986, he began Undo the Deed, a deeply personal novel about child abuse. Long Beach, California’s Press-Telegram published an AMJ commentary in 1992. AMJ also wrote over 100 scripts during his tenure at "IMRU", a weekly radio show in Los Angeles.
Additionally, he has written over 200 songs and recorded at least 40 of them.
While defying convention comes a lot easier to him now, it was not a lesson AMJ learned overnight. He struggled through many jobs, disliking all but one—his 1989-1991 stint as a deejay at WDKC in Fort Pierce, Florida. AMJ returned to California in 1991, but it wasn't until 1996 that he fully realized the futility of shelving his dreams. Since then, he has been going after them full speed ahead, and has never looked back—performing one-man shows, doing background work in dozens of television shows and films, and acting in three community theatre productions in the Los Angeles area (including a run of Oklahoma!).
His proudest achievements include winning the Radio and Television News Association’s 1999 Golden Mike Award for Best Entertainment Reporting (Radio, Division B), completing Undo the Deed in 1995, and now, having Undo the Deed published. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Biography provided by the author, October 2002.