W. Strawn Douglas


William Strawn Douglas writes under the name W. Strawn Douglas, because there are too many more famous William Douglas's he'd otherwise have to compete with for name space!

This Douglas, born in 1961, grew up immersed in the medical system. His father was a physician at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His mother was a nurse and nursing instructor. A grandfather was a physician as well.

Douglas currently resides in the U.S. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Previous to his 2016 move there, he spent more than two decades as a resident at Minnesota's State Security Hospital, in Saint Peter, Minnesota. He had been committed there by the courts in 1993, diagnosed as Mentally Ill and Dangerous. That was after he assaulted a young woman during a schizophrenic episode, his disordered thinking wanting to create an "incident" to draw "the law's" attention to local drug distribution he found objectionable.

Douglas has attended the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. He is a U.S. Marine veteran, and has worked in the oilfields of Wyoming and as a cook at the famed Seward Café on the West Bank of Minneapolis. He has worked as a graphic artist, and in life before Saint Peter, he was also an avid bicyclist.

Douglas admits to having been active for years as a user of what he calls short order soft drugs. He says he has even participated in distributing some of them. But he also claims to have never used the harder addictive street drugs.

These days, Douglas' schizophrenia is stable and controlled by medication. He spent much of his time at Saint Peter reading science fiction and works on philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, conspiracy theories, and drugs and addiction. Within his studies, Douglas has maintained a focus on ideas about how the shapes of future governments could impact personal liberty, and he has tried to combine all of his interests within some of his published science and speculative fiction.

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Surrender Aurora
Price: Free! Words: 65,290. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
From NA meetings to Nellis Air Force Base and war with ISIS. As James McGregor settles down, leaving a partying life to take college seriously, he's recruited for a drug test with global ramifications. It clears the fog of a pot smoking past, opening him to an unexpected future. His security clearance is reactivated and he finds himself battling ISIS jets over Syria, to stop aviation terrorism.
Black Hole Drive
Price: Free! Words: 47,050. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Black Hole Drive is my first novella in the science fiction genre. When I wrote it, I ‎thought it was the coolest thing since sliced bread. Now that I have had a chance to let ‎it mellow with age a bit, I still like it - and feel that with a little work it could be ‎rewritten as something really enjoyable.‎
Forensic Dual Recovery
Price: Free! Words: 47,040. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychological disorders
FDR or Forensic Dual Recovery starts off with my admission that I was detained for ‎psychiatric reasons by the ex president of the World Psychiatric Association. From ‎there it goes on to talk about psychiatry at large and how the legalities of addiction to ‎drugs and psychiatric medications can have intermingled and tangled paths.‎
Mental Health Inprisonment
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 40,350. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychological disorders
MHI teaches and story tells in a frank and relaxed tone that creates a friend out of the ‎reader. It is not preachy and is very telling in what data it downloads. You can get a ‎quick glance at issues that I and my friends have taken years to learn. We want this ‎knowledge to become part of the global gestalt and I feel it is moving at an acceptable ‎pace.‎
Ultra Murder
Price: Free! Words: 56,410. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ultra Murder is what happens when you put an old definition of mind expansion into ‎play against the security needs of a post Iraq-Afghan reality.

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