Growing up in the small town of Hamilton, Massachusetts, Bowen graduated from the University of Massachusetts and headed west. When the car broke down in Vail, Colorado, he stayed three years. After getting an MBA from University of Northern Colorado he wound up in the San Francisco Bay Area, working in marketing for high tech firms. He's the father of Patrick and Leslie and when they flew the coop, he headed for Thailand. He lives in Phuket with his Thai wife and thanks Buddha for his fulfilling life in a beautiful place.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Ah, that's an easy one, finishing the damn book. Of course, it seems like it's never done. I think I could continue to rewrite forever. There always seems to be a better way to phrase something. I finally get to the point where I throw up my hands and say, "That's all I can stands, I can't stands no more"! There is some joy at that point.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love getting feed back from the fans, that's why I leave an email address at the end of the book. It encourages me to continue to write with these characters, people love them.
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