James Mulhern has published fiction in several literary journals, with more stories to be published this year and next. One of his stories appeared in The Library's Best, a collection of best short stories. In September of 2013, he was chosen as a finalist for the Tuscany Prize in Catholic Fiction. 
James was granted a writing fellowship to study in the United Kingdom during the summer of 2015, where he participated in seminars at Oxford University's Exeter College. He has been awarded several prizes for his writing, including, more recently, two short story Honorable Mentions for the Short Story America Prize in September of 2015. 

Eleven short stories/adaptations from his novel Molly Bonamici (February 2016), a psychological thriller set in Boston and South Florida, have been accepted for publication. In 2016 and 2017, additional stories will be published in an anthology, as well as in literary magazines. This summer, James will begin a follow-up novel to Molly Bonamici, which will be set in Ireland.

He lives and works in the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida (just north of Miami) as both a high school teacher and a college professor.