Bil Howard

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Bil Howard is a native of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where he was raised on a cattle ranch. In 2013 he exchanged the Rockies for the Andes and took up residence in San Antonio de Prado, Antioquia, Colombia. He has a BA from West Texas A&M University. He studied pre-law as an undergraduate and minored in English Literature. He continued his love of English by pursuing an MA in English and Social Studies Education. He also studied psychotherapy at the graduate level. He has been a talent scout and manager in the Latin music industry. He has experience in vocal performance as well as theatre.

With the release of his first novel "The Wolf of the Highlands," (republished as MacGregor's Wolf: Lessons of Time), Bil began writing full time and teaching English in Medellin, Colombia. He established Bella Colombiana Publishing in 2013 as his own independent publishing label. The first book released on his indie label was "Zipaquirá" (republished as The Birth of a Dream), book one in "The Belle of Colombia Series." After publishing the Spanish translation as well, he released a second book to the series "Rionegro." (republished as The Desperation of Liberty). Since that time, he published another novel a little off his beaten path, "Whispers of Sage," which is a contemporary western romance. Branching out to bring in more of his diversity as a writer, Bil has just published a short Christian ebook, "A Christian Response to Troubled Times: 3 Principles for Survival," which will also become a short series of books.

Bil is continuing to work on additional books to his three series. Has a sequel to "Lessons of Time" in the works and has started work on another, new, full-length novel entitled "The Silence of the Prophets." In addition to writing his own books, Bil is a prolific ghostwriter who has written dozens of favorites in a number of genres. Keep looking for Bil's work in digital and print formats.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was an avid reader of Dr Seuss and the Bernstein Bears. The Sugar Creek Gang books were a big one for me as a youth. Louis L'Amour was and always will be a favorite. I started hitting the classics pretty hard in college. I guess Louis L'Amour had an early impact on my desire to write, but as far as learning how to write it was a combination of classic writers that guided me toward my own voice.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to find public domain art that fits somewhere within in my book's theme and then design around that. I like for it to be period related art since I'm writing historical fiction.
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Emily and Jacob: A Historical Romance of the American West
Series: The McLeod Brothers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,680. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015 by Bil Howard. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The McLeod Brothers were sons of a Virginia Tobacco Plantation owner. After the War Between the States, each of them begins to find his way west to carve out his own niche as America begins to grow and discover that the strength of a Frontier woman is a necessary part of creating that niche.


El Nacimiento de un Sueño
Series: The Belle of Colombia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,320. Language: Spanish. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
Atrapados en la lucha por la independencia de España, el capitán Santiago Eduardo Vásquez se encuentra encerrado en otra batalla cuando Ana Maribel Arboleda captura su corazón en la plaza de Zipaquirá.
A Christian Response to Troubled Times: 3 Principles for Survival
Price: Free! Words: 5,720. Language: American English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship
How are Christians to respond to what is taking place in our world? Are there biblical guidelines to help us survive these troubled times? Rest assured, there are. This short book will help guide you in how best to respond to the world around you, continue to speak the truth in love and rest in the understanding that the Creator of the Universe Will Not Be Mocked.
The Desperation of Liberty
Series: The Belle of Colombia, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,260. Language: American English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
After fleeing from the ruthless Spanish General Morillo who has orders to execute any of the rebels they can find, Santiago, Maribel and Esteban make a long journey over the mountains, across the Magdalena River and then high up into the Central Range of the Andes to a small town called Rionegro.
The Birth of a Dream
Series: The Belle of Colombia, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,560. Language: American English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
Caught up in the fight for independence from Spain, Captain Santiago Eduardo Vasquez finds himself locked in another battle as Ana Maribel Arboleda captures his heart in the plaza of Zipaquirá. Gazing across the valley of Bogotá, the dream of a life of raising Criollo horses and starting a family in the distant mountains is born.

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