Bill is a consultant, author, and photographer. He wrote the column Signs of the Times at Examiner.com for several years. He has been a student of biblical Greek for 30 years, and a student of how religion shapes our world view for most of his life. He has lived in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, New York City, and Massachusetts. For the past 20 years he has made Arizona his home. The Minotaur Medallion is his first novel. The best seller Resurrection Day is his second. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Bend, Oregon. I had a great high school English teacher, Julie Reynolds, who predicted I would someday be a writer. It only took me 40 years to fulfill her prophecy.
When did you first start writing?
I've written off and on most of my life. But I always hated erasing and rewriting. So my writing career didn't really take off until my first word processor, about 1995.
Felipe’s idyllic life in 1518 Cuba is shattered when Hernan Cortes rides into it. Cortes is desperate for horses; his father has one he refuses to sell. With one lie Cortes steals the horse, throws his father into prison and takes Felipe along to be the horse’s groom. Thus begins the greatest challenge of Felipe’s young life: Get free, get home, save the family farm and exonorate his father.
It's your first day of life after death. Not heaven. You've been resurrected back to earth - a new world under renovation. What questions do you have? What led up to the declaring of "Peace and Security", the attack on Babylon, Armageddon? Who survived, who didn't? What work is involved in constructing a paradise and how is it organized? Resurrection Day presents a heartwarming answer.
30 years after Jesus' death, the apostle Paul was taken in chains aboard a ship bound for Rome. It never arrived. 2000 years later, amateur archaeologist David Connor is on Malta looking for evidence of the lost ship, with the help of smart - and lovely - professor of ancient history, Caroline. But as the artifacts become more intriguing, so does the evidence that someone is trying to kill him.
Tom Irregardless and Me
on Dec. 26, 2016
While it is not for the easily stumbled, Tom Irregardless and Me is a terrific read. It had me laughing out loud over and over again. Tom Harley makes no apologies for being one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and neatly skewers most of the objections raised by opposers and apostates - blood transfusion, college education, patriotism, homophobia, and more - while at the same time acknowledging their own foibles and puncturing sacred cows, but doing so with an obvious 'mild manner and deep respect.'