The Privateer

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He was a lawyer, then a slave, then a space pirate. Horrified by that life, he steals a ship to start over. But his ship is much more than a yacht, he has to change his and his ships' identities, and must: cope with a stowaway, accidently buy an orbital scrap yard, fall in love, fight pirates, and finally help his sanctuary in a war. And just what IS a "privateer", anyway? Great space opera! More

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Published: March 17, 2012
Words: 85,710
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476056531
About William Zellmann

I was born on December 8, 1942 and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where I achieved nothing notable.

I joined the Navy to avoid the draft, and found that I quite enjoyed Navy life. I became a Personnelman, and for the next twenty years was largely successful in tricking the Navy into thinking that I wasn't really a lazy slob.

During this time, I met and married a wonderful woman. We had a beautiful daughter together. My wife passed away in 2008, and I had the incredible luck to meet another amazing woman. We married in December 2010.

After retiring from the Navy, I attended the University of Arkansas. I received a BSBA in Human Resources Management, to my utter surprise (and that of some of my professors!).

I seem to be attracted to low-paying government jobs, and upon graduation, I became employed by the State of Arkansas in the employment field. After another 20-year career, I retired from the state in 2011. Since then my life has been devoted to writing and convincing my new wife she didn't really marry a lazy bum.

As part of my never-ending quest to avoid working for a living, I have been writing for as long as I can remember. While in the Navy, I submitted several short pieces to gun and auto hobbyist magazines, and was amazed when I found that they actually sent me money! Not much, but still . . .

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Review by: Noela Browne on April 11, 2012 : star star star star star
I enjoyed reading this book, when I got into it I had trouble putting it down. Will get other books by this author.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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