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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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My Latest Novel: The Legacy Enslaved

Have you ever noticed that as soon as you say you’ll never do something, you end up doing it anyway? I’m experiencing that right now. In 2015, I signed a deal to publish my Knights of the Saltire 7-book series … Continue reading

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2017 Royal Palm Litarary Awards

The results are in! At the 2017 Royal Palm Literary Award Banquet on October 21, Author William Speir won the following three trophies: 1st Place Published Historical Fiction: “Nicaea – The Rise of the Imperial Church” 2nd Place Published Historical … Continue reading

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New Production Manager Position

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As of January 1, 2017, I have accepted the position of Production Manager for my publisher, Progressive Rising Phoenix Press. Please see the announcement excerpt below. —————————————- Subject: Update and announcement Good morning, As most of you … Continue reading

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New Addition to “The Knights of the Saltire Series”

As many of you know, the last book in my 7-book Action Adventure series, The Knights of the Saltire, is about to be released. Legacy of the Grand Master is about the daughter of the series’ main characters taking her … Continue reading

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Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Speir’s Artillery Manual is the Definitive Work for Reenactors, Living Historians, Ceremonial Artillerists, and those interested in Using Antique Artillery Safely. Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is proud to announce the release of Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors, the … Continue reading

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Speir’s Latest Novel is a Cross between Mission Impossible and the Knights Templar

The Knights of the Saltire, the first in a seven-book action adventure series, is released by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is proud to announce the release of The Knights of the Saltire, the first of a … Continue reading

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