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Funerals

Historically, I don’t attend funerals. It’s not because I’m without compassion for those who have suffered a loss; far from it.  But I believe that grief is a very personal thing.  I don’t believe that I should have to be … Continue reading

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My Writing Process – Revisions

So someone asked me what my writing process is – especially as it relates to revisions. Here’s my answer: I start every day of writing by re-reading and revising what I wrote the day before. I have my grammar critiquers … Continue reading

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Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

Someone who knows that I have published a non-fiction work asked me why I prefer to write fiction. My answer was simple.  “When I write non-fiction, I’m writing FACT.  When I write fiction, I’m writing TRUTH.”  Fiction gives me the … 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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The Women I Have Loved

A friend of mine recently asked me “So, just how many women have you loved?” It’s a simple enough question, but time, maturity, and wisdom have led me to realize that the answer is not so simple. The question arose … 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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