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Michael J. Bowler

Michael Bowler is an award-winning author who grew up in San Rafael, California. 

He majored in English and Theatre at Santa Clara University and got a master’s in film production and another master's in Special Education. He partnered with two friends as producer, writer, and/or director on several films, most notably “Fatal Images,” “Dead Girls,” “Hell Spa” (later re-edited and titled “Club Dead”), “Things” and “Things II.”
”A Boy and His Dragon, published in 2011, is an urban fantasy about a lonely boy in 1970 who discovers both a living dragon and his own true nature, a nature that makes him the dangerous boy on earth.
"A Matter of Time," a Silver Award winner from Reader's Favorite, was published in 2012. It is a real-world-grounded story of an almost impossible loop in time that leads to undying love and unforgettable heartache.                    
He has also been a volunteer Big Brother to seven different boys over 29 years with the Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a volunteer within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles for 28 years.  He is a passionate advocate for the fair treatment of children and teens in California, something that is sorely lacking in this state.
"Children of the Knight,” his newest book, is likely to be controversial in its themes and conclusions and depiction of our modern American society. Those children society tends to reject or ignore or abuse or marginalize, who come in all shapes and sizes - black and white and brown and Asian and Pacific Islander and gang affiliated and gay and straight and those who are confused about their sexuality - are the subject of this book, and the story depicts an adult society that tells these kids, in various ways, that they are of no real value. It is the author's hope that readers will understand it’s mostly apathy and a desire to let “someone else solve THAT problem,” which hurts these kids more than anything else. 
Coming in June 2013 from Harmony Ink Press
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Current Releases
According to legend, King Arthur is supposed to return when Britain needs him most. So why does a man claiming to be the once and future king suddenly appear in Los Angeles? This charismatic young Arthur creates a new Camelot within the City ...
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Children of the Knight
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                                    What is your destiny?               This question...
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A Matter of Time
  Bradley Wallace Murphy just turned thirteen, and he’s not happy about it. His life is lousy, with no relief in sight. He doesn’t fit in at school, he’s no good at sports, a bully torments him, he’s a disappointme...
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A Boy and His Dragon

A Peek Into the Life of Michael J. Bowler

A Boy and His Dragon cover

A Boy and His Dragon cover
A Matter of Time cover

A Matter of Time cover
Children of the Knight possible cover art

Children of the Knight possible cover art
Reader's Favorite Silver Award

Reader's Favorite Silver Award

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