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David Bowles

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David Bowles resides in the Río Grande Valley of south Texas with his wife and children. His collection of Mesoamerican verse FLOWER, SONG, DANCE: AZTEC AND MAYAN POETRY won the 2014 Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation. Bowles is author of several other books, including THE SMOKING MIRROR, BORDER LORE, SHATTERING AND BRICOLAGE, MEXICAN BESTIARY, and THE SEED.


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IFWG Publishing has just announced that book one of my YA fantasy series has just been published in print and ebook form.


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“I want to be part of your story. I want your story to rearrange the symbols in my mind. I want your voice to be my voice.”
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“Maybe I'm deceiving myself. Perhaps I don't know him as well as I'd like to imagine. What does a person so willing to utterly remake himself hold inside his heart? Can I trust such a man? What motivates him?

In an instant she knew, and she felt a bit of relief.

Love. Love was what drove him.”
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“When wounds are healed by love,
The scars are beautiful.”
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“One planet, one experiment.”
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“Human nature is deeper and broader than the artificial contrivance of any existing culture.”
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Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, David.


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Ed Thank you for the friend add, David. I hope all your reads are good ones. Have a great week and holidays.

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David I'll have to join up!


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Carly We have a 79% similarity rate, pretty good!

Our book club at school has a group too. :)


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