William Lavell


William Lavell was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. By "day", he works as a supervisor at a transportation company that he's been with for the last 20 years.
He's been writing for just as long. He finally saw his first novel, The Augustine Agenda, published in 2010. It has received Honorable Mentions at the 2011 New England Book Festival and the 2012 London Book Festival.
He has since followed it up with Escape From Argus, which was published in 2011. His latest novel, The Treos Dilemma, was published in February of 2012. He's currently hard at work on a fourth untitled book in the series, which he hopes to finish by the end of this year.
He currently lives in Central New Jersey with his wife, Michele.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing back in high school. I didn't know that I wanted to be an author back then. I just knew that I liked to write. I wrote a story that wasn't very long, but at the time, I thought it was good. Then I wrote a sequel with the same characters. Then another. I got away from writing for a while when life got in the way. But once a writer, always a writer...
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Publishing seems to be like any other job. You can't get the job without the experience, and you can't get experience without the job. Unless you have an agent or are a best selling author already, it seems to be very hard to get noticed. So I self-published for me. In 50 years, when I look back on my life, I can say that "hey, I am a published author." If I become popular, then so be it. But if it doesn't happen, at least I can say that I published.
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The Argenis Solution
Series: Vindicators. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,570. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Jace Ryan struggles to hold his crew together on a mission to the planet Argenis to find a cure for his sister, who has been poisoned by Samathine.
The Treos Dilemma
Series: Vindicators. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,990. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Jace Ryan is still trying to find his sister, and the chase leads him to an old enemy, a deadly trap, and a terrible secret that one of his crew has kept from him since the beginning.
Escape From Argus
Series: Vindicators. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Jace Ryan and the Vindicator crew need a mechanic, so they decide to rescue an old friend of Ryan's from a prison camp.
The Augustine Agenda
Series: Vindicators. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,250. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(This book earned Honorable Mentions in 2011 at the New England Book Festival and the London Book Festival) The Company arrests Jace Ryan and puts him on a prison ship with three other inmates. Together they mount a daring escape, crashing the ship on the planet Beauregard. They must find another ship and escape the planet before Company Commander Straker recaptures them.

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