Derrick Williams

Biography

I was born in Victoria, Texas in the year 1971. In 1975, my Mom and I moved to Austin, Texas. I moved every year from 1984 until my graduation from high school in 1990. I entered the delayed entry program for the United States Navy in 1989, attending boot camp in Orlando Florida in June of 1990. During my 20 year career, I was stationed on 6 ships and 2 shore duty locations. I was the second in my family to serve for a career in the military.
I have a Bachelors of Science from Park University in Management, and a Master of Public Administration from American Military University. I am an American political/military history buff. My favorite place in America is Chicago, Illinois. I currently live in Dallas, Texas

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
i first started writing in elementary school but I lost those first 40 poems before the 7th grade. As I came of age and was filled with teenage angst, I fully pursued writing as a creative outlet for my anti-middle class soul.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
i really wanted to have a published book, so here I am...published
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Where to find Derrick Williams online

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Books

Messages From a Dead Man's Brainpan Vol. 1 - 3
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,970. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
The idea behind the mad man is simple; WE are the entire madman. We have taken life’s journey through valleys and mountains. We have experienced sorrow, pain, infinite joy and beauteous love. We have crippled ourselves at the expense of others while being crippled by others. The madman is the voice that seeks to do away with self-delusion.
Inside the Mind of a Madman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
In 1996, The madman picked up his book of thoughts and began to write. The words flowed from the rift in his soul. His addictions, his failures, his daemons are lain here on these pages. Fifteen months later he finished this book of thoughts, so that perhaps you can learn from his journey into madness.
Scribblings of the Madman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
We are all madmen (so to speak) writing carelessly in this world. We are bound by society's definition of who we are and what we do. The book is about the internal battles that we all have had or are experiencing in this existence. I choose to write my fights down on paper and not let them fester in my head. This book contains 5 sections:Poet, Priest, Lover, Thief, and the Vagabond.
Laments of the Madman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
I am a writer of spoken word poetry. I seek to enlighten other on the rewards of madness, for we are all madmen. My main focus is on life, loneliness and despair emotions that we all share but oftentimes are unable to express. My poems break through that barrier and show just how far the rabbit hole goes without fear. Hell is my domain, I live there so you, my dear reader, do not have too.

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