Connections Auburn!

July 29th, 2011 → 12:33 pm @

This is a great group of creative folks from in and around Auburn who gather each week. The group is fun and loves to share experiences and tips on everything about writing and promotion. Thank you Loyce for getting this going and for promoting all our diverse efforts! If you are in Auburn, JOIN US! This is a great Group.

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New Updated Ibooks pricing ~ $2.99

May 21st, 2011 → 10:46 am @

Just lowered the price of the ibooks version on itunes to $2.99.  Tell your friends.  Thank you for all the great reviews.

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Two short stories in Sierra Journal.

May 14th, 2011 → 11:51 am @

Two of my short stories, each based on a character or scene from the book, have been accepted for publication in the Sierra Journal. Two Cups of Memories and The Walk. The Walk, originally part of Dagny’s back story, got cut from the book.

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Ockham’s Razor available at Barnes & Noble!

April 27th, 2011 → 8:32 pm @

Barnes & Noble just listed Ockham’s Razor.

Get it here;

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Ockhams-Razor/William-Burton/e/9781460903438/?itm=1&USRI=ockham%27s+razor

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Publishers Weekly Review

April 27th, 2011 → 12:24 pm @

Publishers Weekly Review of Ockham’s Razor:
A timely theme and superb narrative pacing make this tale of corporate skullduggery a satisfyingly suspenseful read. One ordinary Thursday morning Dagney Hamilton, an executive with Infinitec Pharmaceuticals, is told by the company president to relinquish all documentation on Epiproxen, an anti-obesity drug whose development Dagney has overseen for five years. In exchange, Dagney is promoted to a VP position and cut a bonus check for a cool million—both bribes for keeping her lips zipped about the drug. When the company’s president and lead research scientist both die under suspicious circumstances shortly thereafter, Dagney realizes that merciless and determined people are taking extraordinary risks to suppress all data concerning Epiproxen. After two failed attempts on her own life, Dagney goes underground and, with the help of crusty cop Mark Stone, begins unraveling the snarled threads of a conspiracy that reaches beyond Infinitec to political lobbyists for the fast-food industry, and possibly to the White House itself. Though the science in this story is a little shaky,] and dispensed in clunky, if accessible, chunks of exposition, the writer handles it skillfully enough to suspend reader disbelief. The characters are all familiar types whose personalities are well developed, if not well reasoned (Dagney is a retired cop, whose turn to the pharmaceutical industry is never explained). This is a fairly formulaic thriller, but the writer has a solid grasp of storytelling mechanics and, through deft use of cross-cutting, short staccato chapters, and well-timed surprises, the pages keep turning.

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Made next level of ABNA contest! In Top 50 General Fiction

April 27th, 2011 → 10:48 am @

Top 100 (Semifinalists) announced at www.amazon.com/abna ( 50 General Fiction and 50 Young Adult Fiction Semifinalists)  ~  I made the next cut!  Next big date is May 24th, 2011.   That is the date they pick the 6 finalists.

Thank you to everyone for all your support!  Please tell your friends about the book to get the word out.

 

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Semi-Finalist 2011 ABNA!

March 22nd, 2011 → 11:11 am @

Ockham’s Razor made the cut as one of the Top 150 out of 5,000 entries in the ABNA contest.  This is a very exciting achievement and I wish to thank all those who supported and encouraged me in my long hours of writing and editing.  Next round (Finalists) will be announced April 26th. 

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The Reason Writers Drink….a Lot!

March 20th, 2011 → 10:17 pm @

Nail biting time. Waiting to hear the results of the second round judging in the ABNA (top 100 entries). Winners will be announced on Monday Mar 21…

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Made the First Cut at ABNA

February 24th, 2011 → 10:47 pm @

Yahoooooo!  Ockham’s Razor (aka Deadly Effects) just made the first cut at Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards contest. That again places it in the top 1,000 out of 5,000 entries.

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Made 1st Cut On The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

February 24th, 2011 → 4:10 pm @

 

My novel Ockham’s Razor (2nd Edition) made it through the first round of judging at the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. That makes it one of the top 1,000 out of 5,000 fiction entries. EXCITED!! Thanks to all who help me along the way to write, edit and produce the book. Also those who kept me motivated and inspired along the way!

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