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Jim Bates

Jim Bates grew up in Newbury Park, California, where he currently lives today. He was able to bring one of his dreams to life when he became a professional skateboarder in 2002 and has continued to follow his dreams by writing and illustrating his first book, "The Boy Who Skated with Dragons." Now the journey continues with his second book, "A Journey Of Dreams." Jim has had many opportunities to inspire kids and make a positive impact through his books, writing, artwork, and skateboarding.