William "Billy" Dyer
Writer, author, or storyteller - he prefers the latter. He began inventing stories about 22 years ago for his grandchildren. Today, they range in age from “due next month” to 28 years old. His stories are centered on family. The stories he puts on paper are meant to remind the older folks about the past, and tell the younger folks what the past was like. Grandmothers, grandfathers, parents, and young folk are the targets of Bill’s tales. "The Girl on the Balcony" has some content not suitable for youngsters.
He was born in 1936 in Savannah, Ga., and is now retired just a few miles from there. He lived in the south until he was five years old. It was then he started his love affair with the Inwood section of New York City. He lived in Inwood until the age of 17, at which time he became a paratrooper. That filled a dream that was born when he saw the 82nd Airborne march in the Victory Day parade down Fifth Avenue in New York City at the end of World War 2. He has always been proud of the fact, that during his time in uniform, he served with men who jumped into Normandy on D-Day.
He married the girl who lived around the corner, Irene, in 1954. The wedding took place in Inwood, in the same church they received their First Communions and Confirmations, Good Shepherd Church. They had five children and the eleventh grandchild is knocking at the door.
"Oh! Come on in sweetheart. Has Grandpa got a story for you."
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The Kingdom of Inwood
by Bill Dyer
Approx. 78,320 words.
Published on October 11, 2009.
The Unger family of eight comes to America on an immigrant ship, passing through Ellis Island.
You'll wonder about the mysterious man wearing the black cape. Fall in love with the precious Irish girl, Dolores, and her eyes as they light up a young man's life. Experience for yourself, a wondrous story about wholesome people.
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- Leave of Absence
on Sep. 28, 2009
“Leave of Absence” is a thriller that holds your attention, beginning to end.
Mr. Moore gives you characters that hold your interest, characters you like and those you despise. When I read a “thriller”, I want to feel that the writer has been there and knows his material. I didn’t see anything in Mr. Moore’s bio, but I would find it easy to believe that he is ex-law enforcement, maybe in a federal branch. He takes you behind closed doors. You learn procedure and protocols. Secret Service, FBI, local police…..it’s quite journey.
The story has what we all want in these times, “A no nonsense president” or POTUS, as he is referred to in this nerve wracking tale. When I truly enjoy a book, I feel grateful to the author. So, thank you, Mr. Moore.
William F. Dyer
Sitting beneath the Spanish Moss
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