As a kid in Montana, James E. Lalonde learned to love words reading the dictionary. He was a science nerd who placed Third in Applied Physics at the International Science Fair.
James started off writing fiction out of college, but soon fell off the wagon. He became a journalist for KING TV, and then the Seattle Times, and has published hundreds of feature profiles and articles covering business and technology. He founded three software companies during the 90’s dot.com era. He trained in Italy to become a Gelato maker. More recently, he has worked with the homeless and mentally ill as a counselor.
James received the William T. Costello Poetry Award while at Gonzaga University, and he is a finalist in the 2011 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest for his poetry. James is a photographer who uses photography as a form of note taking. He is working on two new novels set in Seattle and Italy, which are favorite settings for his photography as well. 'Holotar: Last Queen of the White Shamans,' also was a finalist in the 2010 Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest for Urban Fantasy Sci-Fi and it is his first published novel.
“I believe that every voice has a story that deserves to be heard and that often it is the unheard voice that is most profound,” says Lalonde. “I try as these voices speak to me to remember what Plato said: ‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle…’”
James lives in Seattle and is the father of three daughters and the husband of a ‘wondrous woman,’ a fellow journalist, who incidentally supports his writing habit.
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