[caption id="attachment_1145" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="click on the book to purchase at Amazon"][/caption] James Boyle has been writing fiction and poetry for most of his life. He was born in North Carolina, but lived in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Washington, before his family settled down in Oregon when he was fifteen. He graduated high school there and received a degree in literature and writing from the University of Oregon. In 2003 he returned to Gold Beach, where he now makes his home. For the past five years, he has been a volunteer organizer for the South Coast Writer's Conference. His debut novel,Ni'il: The Awakening, was an award-winning finalist in both the 2010 Indie Excellence Book Awards and the 2010 International Book Awards, both for horror fiction. You can find James at www.jamesboylewrites.com Excerpt: His mouth was very dry and he stepped into the short line at the student run concession stand.