JAMES LAFFERTY was born of Irish ancestry in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Ontario, Canada in 1967. He did his post-graduate studies at McMaster University, Hamilton and, thereafter, became a high school teacher in Guelph. He retired from teaching in 2009 to allow more time for his writing.
James has published his work through several media. Seeking the Stones is available as a CD. A Celtic Blessing is available both as a book and a CD. His most recent project is a video of his longest poem to date, As Long As The Sun Dances, which tells of the plight of North American natives with parallels drawn from Irish and Scottish history.