James has been a journalist for more than 20 years. He has worked mostly in the newspaper business, but has some experience with freelance work for curriculum producers, as well as some website experience.
He has written about a lot of things, from little league baseball to governors and murders. He is able to research quickly and learn about issues fast, having done so for years on a daily basis with daily deadlines.
He has won state press association awards in every state he has worked in, and most of that has been in writing. He led the coverage on a murder case that won the top news story award from the University of Kansas, which is only given to one newspaper each year. It is the most prestigious award in the state.
He has been an editor, beat writer and sports writer.
His favorite areas are sports and politics, and he sees a lot of similarities with the two. He is not one to take sides politically, but instead enjoys watching how things develop and reporting on them in an objective manner.
He has also written a lot about travel, and once had a popular back roads travel blog. Most of his experience with travel writing has been the back roads, but he can write about cruise ships just as well.