Steven James is an innovative storyteller and popular conference speaker, appearing weekly at conferences, churches, schools and other special events across the United States. He earned his master's degree in storytelling, and now also trains educators on creative communication techniques. During 2003, James earned Storytelling World Honor Awards for the story "Twinkle Little Star" and for the book The Creative Storytelling Guide for Children's Ministry. He is the author of more than a dozen books and more than 500 articles, scripts and stories that have appeared in more than 75 different anthologies and magazines. He has been published in Brio, Breakaway, Go, With, Insight, The Conqueror, Campus Life, Guideposts for Teens, YouthWalk, Zelos and others. He is currently a contributing editor for With: The Magazine for Radical Christian Youth.