Michael Bowler

Biography

Michael J. Bowler is an award-winning author of nine novels––A Boy and His Dragon, A Matter of Time (Silver Medalist from Reader’s Favorite), and The Knight Cycle, comprised of five books: Children of the Knight (Gold Award Winner in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards), Running Through A Dark Place, There Is No Fear, And The Children Shall Lead, Once Upon A Time In America, Spinner (Winner Hollywood Book Festival; Honorable Mention San Francisco Book Festival; Bronze Medal from Reader’s Favorite; Literary Classics Seal of Approval), and Warrior Kids.
His horror screenplay, “Healer,” was a Semi-Finalist, and his urban fantasy script, “Like A Hero,” was a Finalist in the Shriekfest Film Festival and Screenplay Competition.
He grew up in San Rafael, California, and majored in English and Theatre at Santa Clara University. He went on to earn a master’s in film production from Loyola Marymount University, a teaching credential in English from LMU, and another master's in Special Education from Cal State University Dominguez Hills.
He partnered with two friends as producer, writer, and/or director on several ultra-low-budget horror films, including “Fatal Images,” “Club Dead,” and “Things II,” the reviews of which are much more fun than the actual movies.
He taught high school in Hawthorne, California for twenty-five years, both in general education and to students with learning disabilities, in subjects ranging from English and Strength Training to Algebra, Biology, and Yearbook.
He has also been a volunteer Big Brother to eight different boys with the Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a thirty-year volunteer within the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles.
He has been honored as Probation Volunteer of the Year, YMCA Volunteer of the Year, California Big Brother of the Year, and 2000 National Big Brother of the Year. The “National” honor allowed him and three of his Little Brothers to visit the White House and meet the president in the Oval Office.
His goal as an author is for teens to experience empowerment and hope; to see themselves in his diverse characters; to read about kids who face real-life challenges; and to see how kids like them can remain decent people in an indecent world.

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Videos

Spinner
A trailer for my teen horror thriller, Spinner, that features teens with disabilities and one boy in a wheelchair with some extraordinary powers.

Books

Warrior Kids: A Tale of New Camelot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,160. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
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The future looks bleak unless eighteen-year-old Lance and his New Camelot Earth Warriors can save the planet from catastrophic climate change. Lance creates a branch of Earth Warriors, a youth-led movement designed to save the earth from its greatest enemy – greed. But with fossil fuel companies and politicians against them, can they win the hearts and minds of the people? Watch them...
A Boy and His Dragon
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 197,580. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A lonely boy discovers an ancient creature that changes his life in ways he could never imagine, forcing him to confront a darkness within himself so dangerous that the entire world might be better off without him in it.
A Matter of Time
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 108,110. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The world's greatest evil stalks the world's greatest ship, and the only one who can stop him hasn't even been born yet.

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