The Author of This Thing Called the Future, J.L. Powers is a scholar, book reviewer and publisher. In 2012 she edited That Mad Game - Growing Up In A Warzone, an anthology of essays from people who came of age in the midst of war. She is the editor of the online literary magazines The Fertile Source and The Pirate Tree.
Powers holds masterís degrees in African History from State University of New York-Albany and Stanford University, won a Fulbright-Hayes to study Zulu in South Africa, and served as a visiting scholar in Stanfordís African Studies Department in 2008 and 2009. She lives in San Francisco's Bay Area and teaches writing at Skyline Community College.
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