Entries by William

Publishing a Novel is a Brand New Game–Please write a review

The book publishing business is very different today than it was before Amazon joined the fray. In years gone by, publishing houses ruled the lives of authors. There is no way to know, but I suspect that there are hundreds of books you would have loved stuffed in land fills and ancient trunks in dusty […]

Anahuac–A Texas Story

  The completion of a novel brings a mix of emotions. Certainly euphoria and a sense of accomplishment are primary, but  there are also  moments of melancholy. I’ve had Sarita Jo, Jim Ward, Cooper, Chinky, Aurora, Wells, Reverend Clay and the mysterious Maurice Marrow all to myself for the last year and a half. Now I want to […]

A Faded Photograph and a New Beginning

I have been asked where I get an idea for a novel. Four years ago, while rummaging around in the basement, I found a faded photograph of two pretty young girls. It launched a new life for me. The young girls in the picture are my daughters, Julie and Jancy. The occasion was a 1974 […]

But what if I don’t want to row my boat?

We all know the little ditty about rowing our boat gently down the stream. If you are old enough you can remember singing it in harmony while watching the “bouncing ball” in an old movie house like the Woodlawn Theater. Maturity has caused me to reconsider whether the song is a command or a suggestion. […]

He’s Back!

My apologies to the readers who enjoyed my blog articles last year. Life has a funny way of interrupting your plans when you least expect it. I am committed to getting back to regular posts. That all starts with making the first effort and here it is. Take time to appreciate your surroundings and those […]

Morgan’s Point is in paperback

Morgan’s Point, my first novel is now in a paperback edition. It can be ordered on Amazon. The book is also available on Kindle as an ebook.  I am particularly excited about the book in paperback. Being old school I love to hold a book in my hand. It is gratifying that the hard work is over […]

I Love You So Much!

My first book, Morgan’s Point, will soon be available in Paperback. I hope that those of you who mentioned to me that you prefer a book to an electronic version will now take this opportunity to read it. I continue to write the sequel entitled Anahuac and hope to have it out in paperback by September. Austin, Texas has been my home […]

CONTEST: Little Known Texas History

Last week I promised you a Texas history contest. There is even a prize to the person who provides the first right answer to my three part question below. So here goes: Question Part 1: What town along the Texas Gulf Coast was the site of early conflicts between Anglo Texan settlers and the Mexican […]