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About wbspeirjr

Award-winning author William Speir was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1962. His first published work is the 2015 "Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors." In addition to his artillery manual, William has published 19 novels, including a 9-book action-adventure series ("The Knights of the Saltire Series"), five historical novels ("King’s Ransom," "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," "Nicaea - The Rise of the Imperial Church," "Arthur, King," and "The Besieged Pharaoh"), one fantasy novel ("The Kingstone of Airmid"), one science fiction novel ("The Olympium of Bacchus 12"), one geo-political thriller ("The Trinity Gambit"), and a stand-alone action-adventure novel ("Shiko Unleashed"). William is a 5-time Royal Palm Literary Award winner: 2014 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "King’s Ransom," 2015 Second Place Unpublished Historical Fiction for "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson," 2017 Second Place Published Historical Fiction for "Arthur, King," 2017 First Place Published Historical Fiction for "Nicaea - The Rise of the Imperial Church," and 2017 First Place Published Science Fiction for "The Olympium of Bacchus 12." William currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLC. For more information about William Speir, please visit his website at WilliamSpeir.com.

July 4th, 2021 Tribute

On this 4th of July Holiday weekend, the day set aside to celebrate the founding of this great nation, let us remember those brave patriots, those citizen soldiers, who strove to overcome overwhelming odds to secure for us and for … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: “The Trinity Gambit”

William Speir’s 17th published novel, The Trinity Gambit, will be released in print and eBook on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.  The eBook and softback editions will be available via online retailers everywhere. The dust jacket hardback edition will only be … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Trinity Gambit

My new novel will be released later this year.  Here is the summary: THE TRINITY GAMBIT An Action Adventure and Espionage Thriller by William Speir The world is at war… again. Three regional wars rage across the globe. Only the … Continue reading

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The Baggage of the Past

For years I have said, “You cannot go back; you can only go forward.” Recently, this was demonstrated to me in a very real way. As many people know, I was a Civil War Reenactor for many years. I joined … Continue reading

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Apple iTunes Has (Accidently?) Turned Into Ransomware!

If you use Apple iTunes and you have ever changed the email address associated with your Apple Account (Apple ID), PLEASE READ THIS. I use iTunes Version 12.10.4.2 for Windows 10. Since 2007, I have has three different email addresses … Continue reading

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Announcing the Release of My Latest Novel!

Announcing the Release of “The Legacy of Shadows – Book 9 of the Knights of the Saltire Series” My latest Action-Adventure Novel was released today and is now available via Amazon at the following links! Other retailers will be carrying … Continue reading

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Have Your Manuscript Edited or Don’t Publish It

As a published author, I cannot say enough about the need to edit – multiple iterations of editing –any manuscript before it is published. And I also cannot say this strongly enough: the worst person to edit a manuscript is … Continue reading

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Emotions Are A Choice

Here is a truth that no one likes to hear: No one else – and I mean NO ONE else – can make you angry, sad, or happy. Being angry, sad, or happy is a CHOICE that you and you … Continue reading

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The Secret Of The Universe

I’m going to share with you the true secret of the universe: there is NO road to happiness. Happiness is neither the journey or the destination. Happiness is neither the getting or the having. Happiness does not come from a … Continue reading

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New Novel Coming Soon From William Speir

“The Besieged Pharaoh,” coming in 2019, will be William Speir’s 15th Novel and 5th Historical Novel. Before the palace intrigue of King Louis XIV’s Versailles, before assassinations and corruption plagued the Roman Emperors, Pharaoh Amenhotep II of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty reigned … Continue reading

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