James Twyman, also known as “The Peace Troubadour”, is the NY Times bestselling author of 16 books including The Moses Code and The Barn Dance. His first book, Emissary of Light, released in 1996, chronicled his journey into Bosnia and Croatia during the war to meet a group of mystics living in the Balkan Mountains with a message of peace for the world. His latest book, Giovanni and the Camino of St. Francis, tells the story of Anna, a woman from Portland who travels to Italy to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, proving you're never too old to heal your life. James has recorded more than 18 music albums including the Billboard chart I Am Wishes Fulfilled with Dr. Wayne Dyer. He has also written, produced or directed seven feature films including the award winning Redwood Highway starring Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt, and Indigo starring Neale Donald Walsch.
James Twyman's ministry as “The Peace Troubadour” inspired him to initiate dozens of synchronized global mediations with millions of people focusing their energy and prayers on wars and conflicts around the world. This began in 1998 when Saddam Hussein invited him to Iraq to perform his peace concert at the same time the US and its allies were preparing for a military invasion. He has also been invited to such countries as Bosnia, Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel. In Northern Ireland, James performed for the leaders of the two political parties in Belfast during peace negotiations in 1998.
In 2018, James was consecrated a Franciscan Hermit and now lives in Ajijic, Mexico where he founded Namaste Lake Chapala, an interfaith peace community. The community has nearly 40 full-time residents with more than 36 houses or apartments.