My name is James LaVeck. I am an author, blogger, coach and actor.
It has taken me over 20 years to tell my story. I first started writing about it in 1997. It was two years beyond the death of my first husband and I was only 30 at the time. As much as I wanted to share the story then, it wasn't until late 2019 that I felt I was ready. You see, I needed the perspective another 20 years of life would bring, and I needed my second husband's death and my recovery from that trauma to get to a point where I could tell the story truthfully, painfully, and as uplifting as I could make it.
I released Life After Losses following the 7th anniversary of my second husband's death. I followed up with Moving Past Grief: A Collection of Stories and Strategies to Help Heal and have created a workbook of Thirteen Strategies to Help You Heal from Loss. I want to help people learn to live, even in grief.
I have developed several coaching programs to help navigate not only grief, but living life.
I am a firm believer in paying it forward, from fostering children to working with the local PTO, participating on the board for the Boys and Girls Club of Lunenburg, as vice-chair of the Lunenburg Architectural Preservation District Commission, as a member of the Lunenburg School Committee, among other organizations, I find a way to give back to the community in which I live.
I thought you might want to get to know me a bit, and have a little fun doing it, so I grabbed a bunch of questions from https://museumhack.com/list-icebreakers-questions/ and answer them here.
In late 2019, I became a Board Member and Founder for the Del Shores Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) (3) charitable organization whose "mission is to find and facilitate the development of new southern queer artistic voices through bringing together artists and working professionals, amplifying new work and connecting artists to platforms for the creation of the work."
I've contributed to artists to help them get their messages and art out into the world. I've participated in IndieGogo campaigns, Kickstarter campaigns and Patreon campaigns in my support. Through this, I've had the very good fortune to meet some fantastic people and support even more.
Some of these collaborations have led me to co-produce three films to date (A Very Sordid Wedding - 2017, the multiple-award-winning Cognitive - 2019, and Shafted - 2023) because I believe in their messages of love and inclusion and the empowerment of LGBTQ+ artists.
I am one of the Executive Producers for the indie horror/sci-fi film Beach Chain, coming in late 2023. I joined this team because I loved the story and the diversity of the cast, crew, and production team.
I've also Executive Produced a Classical Crossover album by three-time Billboard Charting artist Jason Antone titled "Inside My Heart." Jason sings beautifully in 5 languages with a full orchestra.
As an actor, my resume keeps growing.
I'm a single father living in New England with two teenagers and dogs, and they all listen just about the same. That is to say, not at all. But, they're my life.
My immediate family lives in California and my in-laws live in Indiana. I have been fortunate to be able to work from home to be there for my kids as they've been growing up, and I thank my lucky stars every day.
We love to go on adventures and explore the planet, and I've got some adventures planned!
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