J. M. Owens
I grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, an exclusive suburb north of Detroit, where I attended the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Arts. In my second year, I won “First Place” at the Cranbrook Film Festival.
My artistic endeavors have been shown and published in various magazines and newspapers, including; LA Magazine, Wine Spectator, Cosmopolitan, Heart, and Detroit News (winning the Gold Key Scholastic Writing Award). My art career began as a watercolor artist, muralist, and photographer. When I had any spare time, you could find me writing longhand or typing at my desk. It was evident that my passion for writing became a full-time obsession and labor of love. My current novel “Farewell to Camelot” (660 pages) spans several centuries, an epic saga of the legendary Arthurian era, combining pageantry, fantasy, war, sorcery, and romance among the men and women of Camelot.
On a warm and balmy July evening in 1988, I married my best friend and forever soul-mate, Linda, at my parent’s ocean-view home in Corona Del Mar, California. At that time, my professional photography business was expanding which allowed us the luxury of oversea’s travel and living in some of the most beautiful cities in the U.S.; Palm Beach, Florida, Laguna Beach and Beverly Hills in Southern California, then San Francisco and the bountiful wine-growing region of the Napa Valley in Northern California.
Currently, myself and my wife, our five adopted dogs, and one extremely talkative yellow double-head Amazon parrot reside in the low desert city of La Quinta (known affectionately as the “gem” of the desert) an exclusive enclave south of Palm Springs. This area is magical and highly inspirational with over 340 days of sunshine per year.
IN THE WORKS: I’ve just finished the research and story development for the first few chapters of my follow-up novel to Farewell to Camelot. My next book will be available mid-January, 2018. Stay posted on jmowensblog.wordpress.com for availability and upcoming release dates.
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