WL Racherbaumer


Born Elmhurst, Illinois

WL Racherbaumer began writing late in life.While in his twenties, he was a musician and a journalist in the U.S.Navy. Returning to school, he earned a degree in communication after which he was an editor for a music magazine and a disc jockey. He then went into retail, which he found wanting, leading him to take a job as a reading specialist. Two decades later, he retired as a post-secondary Educational Psychologist. The one constant throughout his diverse employment was his passion for the sport of horse racing. It began in 1955 when he witnessed Nashua beat Swaps at Washington Park in Chicago. Those sixty years of experience are the mortar that built the foundation for his narrative.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
In earnest at fifty-eight. I had written poems and composed three minute songs in my youth.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It's a continuation of the Billy Six saga.
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Where to find WL Racherbaumer online


A Perfect Six
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,710. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The newly formed Thoroughbred Investigations was struggling, but Bill Shannon aka Billy Six didn't mind. He preferred the racetrack. Then his partner Ranger O'Leary snagged a CEO who suspected his wife of infidelity. He balked until he discovered their tail would take them to Keeneland. It was an opportunity too good to pass, but he should have stayed home.
A Dead-Game Sport
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,980. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » General
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Dayton Shannon made two promises. One was too protect his little brother and the other was to earn enough money to get to the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. Both seemed unattainable when his abusive father arbitrarily shipped him off to his uncle in Lexington, Kentucky to learn the horse trade. The job turned out to be bookmaking and it led him on an adventure that would change his life forever.
Past Performances
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,760. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Historical » USA
Bill Shannon never wanted to do anything but play the horses ever since his grandfather took him to the race track in 1955. It was a family tradition; an obligation. Then his grandfather died and he slipped into the mainstream of American existence until everything turned upside down. He wanted a mulligan, so he returned to the racetrack and rediscovered a part of himself he had long buried.

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