James Matthew Byers resides in Wellington, Alabama with his wife, kids, a dog named after an elf, and two tortoises. He has been published in poetry journals and through Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, where he received his Master's in 2010. His epic poem, Beowulf: The Midgard Epic, is out now from Stitched Smile Publications, LLC. James designed and illustrated the cover and interior art for his debut novel at SSP, where he works as an in house illustrator. He also has a short story featured in their latest release, Unleashed: Monsters Vs. Zombies. James has won four Prose Challenges at www.theprose.com. He is published in Weirdbook Magazine and Grievous Angel ezine. He had a release coming out in early 2018 at Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. He won or placed in three of fifteen contests at the Alabama State Poetry Society. He continues to write prolifically, supporting anyone who wishes to place their hammering fingers to the keyboard anvil, becoming a polished wordsmith in the process.
First and foremost I want to say what an impressive writer James Matthew Byers is and the take on this story is just so phenomenal. As a person who loves Literature the way I do. I loved this take on Beowulf. The author was able to bring his own original story. Then he also wrote it all as one epic prose. I can't imagine that was easy. However, this Author has done just that! What an incredible way to tell this story and to lure the reader with all of the characters and make Beowulf: The Midgard Epic one story which can be told time after time. I can only say what a creative piece of literature this book is and if you have not read it you should be. This book is one which you will want to read over and over again. Just impressive!