William R. Potter

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You could say I was bitten by the writing bug at an early age. Shortly after watching the first remake of King Kong, around the age of ten or eleven, I scribbled a few lines about a mutant crab and called it a book.

Throughout my teens my mind was in a state of unrest and I used poetry to journal the ups and downs of those difficult times. Later, my work was published in a poetry anthology.

I returned to my love of storytelling in my twenties, writing numerous short stories. "Lighting the Dark Side-Six Modern Tales" represents my work from the past several years and is my first published book. The collection received the Editor's Choice Award for short stories from AllBooks Review International in 2009.

"DEAD of KNIGHT A Jack Staal Mystery" is my first full novel.

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Destiny Will Out: The Experiences of a Multicultural Malayan in White Australia
Price: Free! Words: 154,990. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2018 by William R. Potter. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Destiny Will Out (1997), a memoir, introduces White Australia, as observed (from the late 1940s) by a young coloured student from British Malaya. Observing all, and analysing each facet of observed Australian life neutrally, he offers (in a clear narrative form) an interesting scenario of a somewhat anxious white enclave set in coloured seas, with worrying foreign cultures nearby.
Hidden Footprints of Unity: Beyond Tribalism and Towards a New Australian Identity
Price: Free! Words: 64,870. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by William R. Potter. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This book is the third in the series triggered by advice from the spirit world, that the author "could contribute to building a bridge" from where he came to where he now is. It is essentially about the inter-connectedness of mankind....
The Dance Of Destiny
Price: Free! Words: 135,080. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by William R. Potter. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
An account of personal pilgrimage, through the currents of life which refused a smooth sailing. Observing all neutrally, analyzing with a depth of understanding of matters historical, geo-political, and religio-societal, the author seeks to answer the perennial question – why is it so? With a spiritual insight drawn from the metaphysics of Hinduism and some significant psychic experiences....
Musings at Death's Door: an ancient bicultural Asian-Australian ponders about Australian society
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,790. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013 by William R. Potter. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A supportive yet brutal appraisal of his adopted nation, Australia, after more than 60 years of a highly interactive and contributory life, by a bicultural Asian-Australian who has also held leadership positions in civil society. Key sectors of society are examined experientially and in policy terms, with the ultimate objective of achieving one integrated people out of ethno-cultural diversity...
Pithy Perspectives: A Smorgasbord Of Short, Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,020. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 by William R. Potter. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a bicultural, whimsical collage of stories about imagined people and situations. They range from wacky/weird to philosophical/spiritual. There are tales of humour, space fiction, sociology, psychic phenomena, crime, and a parable for adults involving cats, mice, and a little girl who understands their language.
The Karma Of Culture
Price: Free! Words: 53,770. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 by William R. Potter. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
This book deals with the cross-cultural impacts of an ethnically diverse immigration intake, and the potential for Asian cultural and spiritual values to influence Western thinking about democracy, human rights and social values. "Royalties will be donated in toto to Doctors Without Borders"


DEAD of KNIGHT-A Jack Staal Thriller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,630. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A serial killer is on the loose, terrorizing the unsuspecting citizens of rural Hanson, British Columbia. Dubbed the "Birthday Boy" by the media, the sadistic menace chooses to target only women on their birthdays. As his horrific crusade escalates, Birthday Boy soon falls square in the sights of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police - that is, only if Jack Staal doesn't get to him first.
The Fright Factory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A cozy cabin on a lake. A few glasses of wine. Erotic conversation. What could go wrong? Welcome to The Fright Factory Where killing your best friend may be the only way to survive....
October 18th
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,850. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Is October 18th the end of the world? Trevor Woodward isn't sure. He just wants to go home after a long day at work. He is tired of all the talk about the approaching comet that may or may not impact and destroy all life on the earth. However, he can't shake the feeling that he has lived through the events of the historic day before. Or is it many times?
Surviving The Fall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,560. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
James Goodal has spent his entire life avoiding uncomfortable situations. This safe and easy existence has left James lonely and facing divorce. Everything changes when he takes in a young street girl named Ashley. The pair finds comfort in their unorthodox friendship until her violent world returns forcing James to fight for Ashley and for his very survival.
Bent, Not Broken-A Modern Romance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,950. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Bent, Not Broken introduces Dwayne Johnson, a character who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a disorder which obviously makes him very socially backward. As Dwayne drives by a certain bus stop every morning on his way to work he looks for someone very special. Someone he has named "Black-Coat Girl". The unexpected happens and Dwayne's life takes a dramatic turn when he finally meets....

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  • Sandman - a tense psychological thriller on May 18, 2011

    It has been said that good fiction must have conflict. Kingsley has included enough conflict here for two novels. Sandman touches our primary emotions: jealousy, love, fear, hatred, and grief. As a father, I related to Paul’s unwavering commitment to keep his family safe. I also understood his discomfort with his wife’s tendency to flirt openly with men. Kingsley has written an intriguing mystery/psychological thriller with interesting, believable and well-developed characters. There are twists, turns, red herrings, and a healthy dose of hair-raising fear and suspense to keep even the most fickle reader captivated. The dialogue is authentic, and, along with the scene-painting narrative, you’ll feel like you’re on the beach witnessing the unfolding action. Just when you think you have it all sorted out, the author changes directions — successfully keeping you guessing until the final pages. When you begin Sandman make sure you set aside a good bit of time, for you won’t stop reading until the last page is savoured. Highly recommended to readers who enjoy a great mystery!
  • The Billionaire's Desideratum on Aug. 05, 2014

    What surprised me when I read this book isn’t so much the depths of depravity I saw in it, but more the fact that I knew that among the closeted halls of academia, this kind of pageantry plays out. This book peels back the layers of propriety we throw over those in power and what power can do to a person. Great story.