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James K. Bowers

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James K Bowers, an obsessed but infrequent writer of science fiction and fantasy, has written several things longer than his own name, usually at the insistence of friends wielding cattle prods. He has never failed to include an adverb or two for the express purpose of inciting the ire of Stephen King's Disciples of Adverbicide. He is the founder of The Herscher Project, and a member of Elfwood, Wyvernsmiths, and (before its untimely demise) Sky-Tribe. Jim is a member of the River Valley Voices writers group of Kankakee County, Illinois.

Once upon a time, a long time ago, in a time almost forgotten, a small group of writers and artists gathered. This most unlikely band gathered not in a location but, rather, in spirit and common need, linked by the æther of modern technology. They met to sacrifice all for their love of creativity . . .

Once again, time has come for a GATHERING.

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“How massively the mountains stand, while low to the ground the sand blows. The sand blows on and on. And then there are no mountains, none at all, the sand has kissed and whispered them away. And still, the sand blows on.”
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

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Dana Davis Thanks for the friend request, James. Happy writing! www.danadaviswriting.com

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Neve Maslakovic James, thanks for the friend request!

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P.J. Thanks for the friendship!

Mireille Chester Thanks for the friend request! Have a great weekend!

Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah* Thanks for the friend request! :)

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Don Martinez Jim, first off thanks for putting Dinétah Dragon on your "on-my-sff-wishlist" shelf. Second, thanks for the vote on the site blog. Third, thanks for voicing support for veterans: I'm hoping to get some awareness out there with the Blue Star Drive, and encourage everyone to contribute.

Thank you very much for the notice!

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