James Nettles has a thirty-year career consulting for clients from startups to Fortune 100s; he is a media contributor and a speaker on privacy, futurism, coming disruptive technologies and their impact on businesses and individual daily lives, and is a science fiction and fantasy author. He is also a founding partner for Author Essentials.

Having started writing in media and journalism, he has contributed to and written hundreds of articles and now develops content and materials for personal and professional development, technology, privacy issues, and Artificial Intelligence. He also is a science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary fiction author, using his background in cultural anthropology and sociology. He has multiple books and series as James P. McDonald, and his latest release is Business Essentials for Writers: How to Make Money in an Ever Changing Industry.