W.E. Powelson

Biography

W.E. (Bill) Powelson hails from the deep South Texas border town of McAllen. He is currently retired (err-uhh, unemployable) and living happily in Daytona Beach, Florida, on the twelve dollars and fifteen cents he saved as a working Honky-Tonk drummer.

After a lifelong (50-year) career playing music (drums) for his supper, he is now in his golden years and has discovered that writing for the fun of it helps to keep a smile on his face. He is the author of five digital (html) e-books on the art of drumming; all of which may be viewed and studied online (or off), by going to “The Homestudy Institute of Drums” on the World Wide Web. (Just do a Google search for Bill Powelson.)

If you are seeking help with Smashwords Meatgrinder Formatting, e-mail him. Bill will be happy to help in every way he can, plus (if you prefer) he will format your e-books according to Smashwords specs for a fee of $20 per each 100 pages.

NOTE: If you are trying to use Word Starter to do your Meatgrinder formatting, feel free to e-mail Bill for free tips that may save you weeks of frustration.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Fusion 2018! The US Army Corps of Engineers decides to finish the Manhattan Project in 4 years or less. They select a crew of MIT grads with PhD's in plasma physics. The objective is to contain fusion to create fusion electric power. It's a story of love, deceit, espionage, greed, and sabotage. Fusion is the one energy choice that will solve 85% of the world's problems, including global warming, terrorism and the economy. They idea is to achieve it NOW. Scientists claim it will arrive in 50 years, but we need it yesterday.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ayn Rand, J.R.R Tolkien, Robert Jordan, A.C. Clarke
Read more of this interview.

Where to find W.E. Powelson online


Books

The Irrelevant Few: "Redeemed"
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,740. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
In a not too distant future, the U.S. government takes drastic action to control the exploding populations of homeless. Chaos reigns until a band of insignificant and irrelevant indigents, unite. A struggle ensues to take back America's lost freedoms. The battle becomes one for the economy and the eroded democracy as well. Can an audacious Irrelevant Few regain America's lost democracy? How?
Granny & Pooch VS the Garbage Mafia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,870. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
The howling Doberman next door drives Granny up a wall late at night. She visits with a peace-token-treat of left-over roast beef. As a result she not only inherits Pooch the Doberman, but also a surprise windfall of adventures; including potential answers to the exorbitantly inflated water/garbage rates, nationwide. It's a fictional story. (. . . Or is it? You decide!)
Time Signatures: Finite to Infinity
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music theory and composition
(5.00)
Finally! An easy to follow explanation of odd-even time-signatures and rhythm theory. Learn to easily jam and play music comfortably within any odd or even time signature. This is what they didn't teach you in music-theory classes. Discover more than 18 quintillion unique and different (modern music) song-beat structures. This knowledge will change the face of modern music styles.
Open Office: Through The Meatgrinder
Price: Free! Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital publishing, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00)
This (short) 4-chapter, 100% FREE e-book will quickly walk you through the e-book formatting process, saving time and money. Free template downloads shave hours off the formatting process and learning curve. Use practically any word processor worth its salt, (Macs too). This little e-book will walk you through the entire formatting process. Finish formatting by the end of chapter 2. 100% free!
Crimes Against Time
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 131,530. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00)
This is a story of hope. It’s a story of major change in this World we know so well (and many other Worlds of which we know nothing). It is the tale of two brilliant soul mates (soon to be married) who, in the 2040’s, unexpectedly solve all the great riddles and mysteries of the ages with one simple invention.
Tornado Gold
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00)
"May all of our darkest times morph into pure gold." ~~ Sally, a single mom and her two boys are economically strapped and stuck in a backwater nowhere called South Draw, Texas. Their lives are forever changed one totally frightening and awful summer afternoon in June, 1991.
Buzzard Bait
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,810. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00)
A young prospector, Zeke McBride is dying of thirst and starvation in the South Texas desert. He reverses his luck with the twist of a knife and then finds himself on an adventure that leads to a lovely soul mate and a pile of gold. Together, along with a host of great friends they meet along the way; they show the Wild East how good fortune and a few miracles can occur in the Wild West.

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Smashwords book reviews by W.E. Powelson

  • The Noo Advenshurs of Tom Thumb on May 18, 2016

    Wow! It's funny, scary, horrifically shocking and stealthily philosophical. If you enjoy imaginative, creative and original writing, you will be intrigued with this story. It isn't recommended for squeamish prudes or religiously judgmental types. I was intrigued from the first line and it held me captive all the way to the end. (How often have we imagined the abortion issue from the perspective of the aborted?) Yikes!?