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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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Synopsis of My New Historical Fiction Novel

NICAEA – THE RISE OF THE IMPERIAL CHURCH A 69,956 Word Historical Fiction Novel by William Speir             Early in the 4th century, a new religious doctrine threatens to split the Christian churches apart. The Roman Emperor grows tired of … Continue reading

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Synopsis of My New Science Fiction Novel

THE OLYMPIUM OF BACCHUS 12 A 79,635 Word Science Fiction Novel by William Speir             The year is 2614 – 206 years after Earth was destroyed in a natural cataclysm and the United Earth Planets Confederation (UEPC) became humanity’s new … Continue reading

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The United States of America (b. 1776, d. 1865)

July 1, 2016 is the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, PA, the high water mark of the Confederacy. After this battle, the War Between the States raged for another two years, but the South never regained the success … Continue reading

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You Must Have an Agent, And Other Myths about Publishing

For years, I thought that the only way to get published was to be represented by a literary agent.  The publishing industry perpetuates this myth – just look at how much Writer’s Digest talks about finding and keeping agents if … 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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Press Release: William Speir Wins Second Royal Palm Literary Award

“Writers Helping Writers” Contact: Chris Coward President, Florida Writers Association Email: chrisbusiness@comcast.net FWA Website: http://www.floridawriters.net LOCAL WRITER WILLIAM SPEIR WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD, ANNOUNCED AT FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. 17 October 2015: Orlando, Florida The Florida Writers Association, … Continue reading

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