Welcome to my world! I write full-time because I enjoy making things up. Seriously, this all began one day as I sat down with a notebook and started sketching out planets and technology that didn't exist. Usually that's when they put you in a special place with a bed, no windows and plenty of medicine. I'm just blessed enough to have readers out there who buy my ramblings and allow me to do this for a living.
In 2011, I published my first book. I officially became an author the day I received my first royalty check. A whopping $26. That was a make or break moment for me. I put the check in a frame and nailed it onto my office wall. For most authors, $26 means quitting time. For me, it felt good to know that people out there had actually paid for my stories. I make a lot more than that now, of course, but I haven't lost the excitement that comes along with trying my very best to entertain readers.
Currently, I live in the mountains of Virginia with my beautiful wife, two spoiled children and two dogs who think they're human. I practice minimalism, enjoy classical music and have no problem admitting that I'm an Atari 2600 nerd.
William Akin III
on Aug. 29, 2014 :
Great ideas, story lines and characters, but seems like a rough draft.Going to 4 star it for its potential and being a fun sci-fi story which there isnt enough of.
(review of free book)