About Me

Born in Springfield, Illinois and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Greg Bowdish has always wanted to write novels. In high school he discovered Lost and Beat Generation literature, and the punk rock clubs of Atlanta, where he found an ideological and cultural diversity that added a tremendous amount of fuel to that writing fire.

In the mid 1980's he attended University of Georgia where he  found a whole new artistic culture in which to immerse himself.  It was there in the wild house parties and music clubs that he began to find a writing voice and started his first (still unfinished) novel. Bands like Pylon, R.E.M., The Method Actors, and The B52s  provided the soundtrack to that place he most considers his hometown—Athens, Ga.

In the late 1990s he moved to Cape Coral, Florida and within a few years had become a well-known fly angler and kayak fisherman, appearing at outdoor shows and getting a lot of recognition as part of the Ocean Kayak Pro Staff. In 2002, he started Love's Naked Nature, a novel that would slowly marinate over the next decade as life made finding time to write extremely difficult. The story would be shoved back into the drawer many times during that period. In 2010, Greg picked up the novel again—this time refusing to put it down until it was finished.   
 
He now lives in Sarasota, Florida and is enjoying an all new small town music and art scene—this one close to the beach. When he is not writing, he enjoys nature, science, reading, kayaking, cycling, and an “occasional” trip to the pub.

Greg Bowdish has written over a hundred articles for various publications (mostly outdoor oriented), and is a BlueCat Screenplay Competition Semi-Finalist for the screenplay version of this novel.

Writing Credits

Novels

Love's Naked Nature, Self Published, Amazon
 

Screenplays

Love's Naked Nature (2013 BlueCat Screenplay Competition semi-finalist)
 

Non Fiction Books

Kayak Fishing: The Ultimate Guide, 2nd Edition, Heliconia Press (Florida chapter)
 

Periodicals

Saltwater Fly Fishing Magazine
Florida Sport Fishing Magazine
Kayak Angler Magazine
South Florida Sportfishing
The Ft. Myers News Press
Onshore Offshore Magazine (Staff Writer 2003-2007)
Outdoor Florida Magazine (Staff Writer 2003-2007)
The Nautical Mile (Monthly Column)
This Week in Sarasota (web only)

Appearances

Book

Snook On A Fly, Norm Zeigler
The Complete Kayak Fisherman, Ric Burnley, Burford Books, 2007

 

DVD

Kayak Fishing: Game On, Heliconia Press, 2009
Recreational Kayaking, Heliconia Press, 2007

 

Magazine

Florida Sportsman, March 2006, "Don't Pass on Matlacha", Norm Zeigler
Sport Fishing, October 2007, "Disappearing Act", Doug Olander

 

Newspaper

New York Times, January 28, 2006, "A Warming Trend to Begin the Year", Norm Zeigler