William J. Atkins

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William J. Atkins wrote his first full-length novel after thirty years as an international financial services executive. His life experiences in international sales and marketing exposed him to the cultural cross currents that feed the characters and places in his book. He is a graduate of Hobart College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1975. He also studied Middle Eastern history at Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland. In 1973, he was evacuated from Eilat, Israel, days before the beginning of the Yom Kippur War between Israel and Egypt. He fled to a kibbutz in Beersheba, where he was educated first hand about Israel's conflict with the Arab world. He is the father of three and grandfather of one (with two on the way). William and his wife Betsy split time between homes in Indiana, the Bahamas, and Canada. He is an avid fisherman and outdoorsman who kayaks, bikes, runs, and hikes as much as he can.

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Biggerhead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,680. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Biggerhead Lodge sits on a one-thousand acre ranch in the middle of beautiful Texas north country where conservative,Tea Party Republicans form a society whose sole focus is to depose the sitting President of the United States. Laugh out loud trying to separate truth from fiction. Follow Mitch, Paul, Eric, Sarah, Michele, Rick and John in a hilarious, fictional, behind the scenes look.
The Blood of Zealots
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 108,050. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
In “The Blood of Zealots” (ISBN 0615447996) William J. Atkins combines historical events, current political and religious conflicts with cutting-edge science in one man’s journey of self-discovery. Inspired by his own search for a biological parent, Atkins takes readers on a fascinating trek around the world with a man on a similar mission.

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