William L. Bowman, Jr

Biography

I have been writing since I was a child, and have had poetry, magazine articles in Dragon, Martial Arts Training and The linking Ring. I have also had original magic effects I created published in magic journals, and have had three plays published. Besides writing, I am a professional magician, have studied and taught martial arts, and have been working in the healthcare field for 35 years. There are 2 people to whom I owe the bulk of my success. The first is my father, who stopped writing when he received his first rejection, but never stopped being a writer and was always there to give me help, suggestions and advice. The second, and by far the most important, is my wife, Sally Sharp. Besides being the most supportive, loving wife anyone could hope for, she is my in house editor and,when needed, my harshest critic. Every writer needs one of those.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in a small town in Missouri, but spent the first ten years of my life in East Los Angeles, CA. My mother had strong psychic abilities and I had many unusual experiences growing up which gave me fodder for this story.
When did you first start writing?
My father was a writer, but quit after receiving his first rejection. But he was always there to help me when, in grade school, I started telling and writing stories. Thanks, Pop!
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Books

Golwyn of Gildesmeer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,790. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Golwyn was destined as a child to save the Enclave of Wizards and the land of Gildesmeer, now, at the age of twenty, the feckless lad must assist Soreil, Grand Wizard of the Enclave free the rest of the wizards and the entire land from the clutches of the Usurper, Korear.
Max and the Magician
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,440. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Coming of age
Max, a young boy who wants to be a magician and his mentor, Marvello the Magician embark on an adventure on one of the lands of magic. During the journey, Max meets many interesting and eccentric characters and learns valuable lessons about who he is and what is important.
Caine's Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,510. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Since she was a child, Lieutenant Detective Alisha, "Al" Ferdinand has had dreams, dreams which came true. Prominently featured in the worst of these dreams is a dark, threatening figure she has always called "The Bad Man". Now, Alisha is the youngest detective to make her grade, and the Bad Man is back. Worse, he seems to be baiting Al and making his way into the real world.

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