D.E. Lamont grew up in the burgeoning residential tract developments of the San Fernando Valley of Southern California in the 1950s and 60s. She and her brothers explored the wild chaparral-covered hills and canyons, where they found signs of former Native American inhabitants. These discoveries excited her interest in earlier times and left her with the haunting impression that many stories about these mysterious, missing people waited to be told.
Only many years later did she learn about the original people of Los Angeles, the Tongva, who had been driven to near extinction over the last four and a half centuries by the European and other conquerors. She wished to honor the Tongva and let more people know about them through her story, which is set in the period just before the encroachment of Spain. Today roughly 2,000 descendants of the Tongva live in Southern California.
D.E. Lamont's latest book, co-authored with Kirk Mango, BECOMING A TRUE CHAMPION: ACHIEVING ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE FROM THE INSIDE OUT, has just been published in April 2012.
D.E. Lamont lives with her husband and birds in an apartment overlooking the Hudson River, which at rare, magical times transforms into a mystical rolling river of clouds. She has co-written three nonfiction books and is working on the sequel to THE WAY OF THE EAGLE and a full-length novel.
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Smashwords book reviews by D.E. Lamont
on Oct. 29, 2011
This is a very well written and compelling story about a future you might not want to be a part of. The prose is deceptively simple but describes a riveting situation. I didn't want it to end, because the story obviously continues on and I wanted to know what happened next. Very good science fiction tale by a versatile writer.
- My Best 2012 Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories
on Sep. 14, 2012
The creativity and imagination with which these stories are written makes them fascinating. The author also has a way of writing so as to make the reader feel he is right there with the characters and what's happening with them is real. Also, her style brings you close to the characters so you feel you know them and what they're thinking. I really enjoyed them and recommend them highly.