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For those who may or may not remember.. a while back on one of my posts I was surprised by a comment by who may have been, the author of Here There Be Dragons, Mr. James A Owen.

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (September 26, 2006)
ISBN-10: 1416912274

When that happened I discussed the possibility of if it was or wasn’t Mr. Owen.  In the end I pretty much thought it was because my site meter on blogspot indicated the comment came from Arizona, where Mr. Owen lives.

Today I woke to another comment from Mr. Owen (although he left it at my wordpress blog… which is merely another backup of this very same blog).  I smiled as I read:

James A. Owen | heretherebedragons.net |

It was me. If there’s any doubt, email me, pick a chapter number from book two, and I’ll tell you the title.

Jun 14, 2:49 AM — [ Edit | Delete | Unapprove | Approve | Spam ] — The Wonder of it All

His new book can be preordered on Amazon for those interested.

Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (January 1, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1416948503

  (James A Owen)

It did include an email address which I took out of this post, just to protect his privacy, and I did email him.  I did not ask for a name of a chapter though.  I just thought it was awfully nice of him to leave yet another comment. And it does reinforce that, indeed, the past comment was from the author.

Did I mention that he also did the illustrations for his book?  In case I missed that fact, he did ! With Mr. Owens Permission to post his artwork, here are two from Here There Be Dragons..

…. and this next one being a favorite, seeing as I like dragons so much…

… and on yet another note about Mr Owen, for those who read comics, may be interested to hear this:  James has written and illustrated two dozen Starchild comics, this and other information on the author can be found on  Wikipedia .. just click this link.

Before ending this I did Google for images of his Starchild comics and came up with these:

Ok.. I think that’s it folks!  I don’t think I know anything else about Mr. James A Owen, except to say Thanks so much for your kind visit Mr. Owen and I’m looking forward to your next book!

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