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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Liam Leverne penname

Since you asked...

Full name is William Leverne Smith - remove the first four letters, and last five letters, and you have: Liam Leverne

Liam is the Celtic form of William....

Any comments?

Happy Reading! ;-)

Dr. Bill

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Writing Priorities Update

Two posts back I noted that the Homeplace book was nearing completion. In that review process, we developed the concept that a trilogy would work very well. The first book is set in 1987. The second will be in 1997-8; the third in 2007-9.

My fiction is written under the pen name Liam Leverne. [Several family member provide critical input into the process.] The first book is titled: "Back to the Homeplace;" the working title for the second is "The Homeplace Revisited;" the third, "The Homeplace Forever."

Summary of the first book:

"The year is 1987. The terms of an unusual will left by their parents bring four grown children, spouses, and other family members, back to the Missouri farm where they grew up - the Homeplace.

Varied backgrounds and viewpoints ignite controversy and expose long kept secrets as each family member searches for his or her share of the family legacy.

While the older family members stake their claims to land and fortunes, the younger ones search for love and acceptance."

If you would like to do a review of this book on your blog, and/or elsewhere, when in comes out in a couple of months, please let me know, I'll be happy to send you an autographed review copy.

Any comments?

Happy Reading! ;-)

Dr. Bill