I met James Burnett at the initial meeting of The Sunrise Authors here in Nassau, The Bahamas. At the most, we were 15 writers meeting monthly, and of various ages, interested in diverse genres. During introductions, I learned James hailed from Scotland, having spent the last 30+ decades living in Nassau where he worked at the casinos, fitting in writing when he could.
For his website, Captain Chaos, James first wrote true stories about his casino experiences. Afterwards, he explored his growing passion for Science Fiction and Fantasy, and consequently self-published The Wheelwright's Apprentice, an interesting tale about time travel. The novel reminded me of Ken Folliet's Pillars of The Earth, in the sense both books evolved around Medieval times. (Due to my ongoing downsizing, I've committed the sin of ridding myself of most of my books. Although I did keep the autographed page, I now kick myself for donating the novel to The Bahamas Humane Society Thrift Shop. At least it went to a good cause.)
It's always sad when someone we know passes. When a writer goes on to the next dimension, we are left with not only his words, but also a reminder of his creative imagination.
Rest in Peace - James Burnett.