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Another Way: Beyond The Status Quo

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Anti-corp­orate crusader Dobie Pokorny wants to save the world from corp­orate titans like Colonel Charon­ne. The latter and his henchmen are deter­mined to stop him. On Dobie's "speak­ing truth to power" tour, he meets and falls in love with Kaylie while endur­ing attacks at every turn. She is out of his le... read more

Inspiration For My Novels And Novellas

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I just put this together and thought I'd share it on this blog in addition to my writing platform. Lottery President Wanted to state ... read more

A Couple Of Freebies Here

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My latest attempt at monetization on until they cancel me for being politically incorrect. To start things off, here's my first published work, and my most-recently published. Work sounds pretentious, I know. They're just a co... read more

Ol' Lightnin' Quotes (From The Lazy Pug Cafe)

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"It's not a tree's purpose in life to stand around being picturesque. Not this tree, at least. Maybe that weeping willow up front, or my old friends ruthlessly cut down in their prime when this place was built, but a mighty oak like me, a real tree's purpose is to... uh... is to... um... what... read more

Semmy Quotes (From Another Way: Beyond The Status Quo)

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"Don't be scared when you feel you are about to die. You're not frightened when you wake up in the morning, are you? Pretty much the same thing. 'Life is but a dream!'""We are from beyond the Pleiades, in the eighth dimension...when we're not slumming it down here in the third and ... read more

Riva Petkovic Quotes (From Operation Detour)

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"You might be smart with computers, but in real life you are a complete idiot.""Programmer, data entry clerk, whatever. How have you not gone insane already!?""Put some clothes on! Nobody wants to see that.""All the great military operations had memorable names: C... read more

Dobie Pokorny Quotes (From Another Way: Beyond The Status Quo)

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"If you're not at least a little bit of a conspiracy theorist these days, you're just not paying attention. Sure, some scoff at the mere thought of conspiracy, but ask any detective, lawyer or judge — if you can find an honest one — and they'll tell you conspiracies happen all the ... read more

Colonel Charonne Quotes (From Another Way: Beyond The Status Quo)

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""You're that Commie, Pokorny! I should shoot you where you stand!""Pokorny's still out there selling that tripe and it needs to stop. Now! I want him gone! You know what I'm saying?" -- Colonel Charonne from Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo ... read more

Benny Reed Quotes (From Lottery President)

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"You really think the President is in charge of anything? He's a figurehead, a spokesman... he's the country's Vanna White.""Instead of voting for the person they like best, they vote for the one they think they have to vote for so the other one doesn't win. The reason an otherwise ... read more

Alex Pannas Quotes (From Operation Detour)

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"If I seem flippant, that's just how I cope. You either laugh or you cry. You apparently start referring to yourself in the second person, too.""I'm a trusting person. I just took my doctor's word for it.""I try to be cool. I now know something about being an outsider. Nothi... read more

The Lazy Pug Cafe

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The Lazy Pug Cafe was a dilapi­dated old farm­house aban­doned years ago. A massive, ancient oak tree, Ol' Lightnin', lurked out back while the house itself served as a sad but char­m­ing re­minder of days gone by. Locals were grate­ful someone was final­ly bring­ing the old girl back to life. Come meet p... read more

Best Fiction Of 2019

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"The Testaments by Margaret Atwood... wins this year's Best Fiction award for her long-anticipated sequel to the dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale. The book picks up the story 15 years after handmaid Offred's ambiguous fate in the theocratic nation of Gilead and continues the saga's dar... read more

All Of My Books

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See Novels/NovellasFeatured book deals on Smashwords Over the past year, I've made updates and/or corrections to most if not all of my novels (listed below). According to Amazon, You should get automatic updates if 1) your device is connected to wireless internet (Wi-Fi), and 2) you turn on automa... read more

Operation Detour

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Riva is a beautiful young black ops agent on her first assign­ment. She tries to turn Alex into her own asset, just to prove she can. When he loses both his job and girl­friend, she thinks he's putty in her hands. When he decides to go out with a bang, she's afraid she's over­played that hand. ... read more

Last Train Out

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Clay and his adopted daught­er Jenna look forward to their up­coming "home­land tour" to Russia. His intent­ions are pure. Hers, not so much. After she goes mis­s­ing, he learns she is not the innocent little girl he once thought. Not even close. His only hope is to find her and catch the Last Train Out.... read more

Temporary Insanity

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Long before win­ning the lottery and run­ning for presi­dent, Benny was living in L.A. work­ing as a word pro­ces­sing temp. He thought his latest assign­ment was just another gig, never antici­pating Venelia and the Dynamos. The what?... read more

Best Thrillers Of All-Time

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According to the Telegraph, anyway. An interesting list. Several if not most of these were that author's first published novel. I've actually read half of these, though it's been years. I should read them again.The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon (1959)The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy ... read more

My Novels

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WilliamArthurHolmes.comFeatured book deals on Smashwords or go to Another peak at my books Over the past year, I've made updates and/or corrections to most if not all of my novels (listed below). According to Amazon, You should get automatic updates if 1) your device is connecte... read more

Started A New Story Today

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I started writing a new story today. Can't say much about it except that it's pretty much sci-fi, though it might wander into religion and politics. So, yeah, it should offend just about everyone. Then I took a break and started cleaning. Did a load of dishes. Vacuumed and cleaned the office carpet ... read more

About My Books

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Go to Another Way -- Last Train Out -- Clay and his adopted daughter, Jenna, look forward to their upcoming homeland tour to Russia. His intentions are pure. Hers, not so much. When she goes missing, his worst fears are realized. She is not the innocent little girl he thoug... read more

Cracking Up Over Lottery President

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Here's one of my brothers reading my book, Lottery President. He seems to be enjoying it. I swear I didn't pay him to do this. New book out!Here's my Amazon Author's Page, where you can find both the paperback and Kindle versions of Lottery President and Operation Detour of your own. :)The Kindle b... read more

Lottery President

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For most people, win­ning $300 mil­lion in the lottery would be enough. They would retire, buy a big house and travel the world. Not Benny. He took the money and ran... for presi­dent. The house he had in mind was the White House. He didn't want to travel the world so much as save it from politicians. Retire? "I'll retire w ... read more

I Am Now A Published Author

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OK, so it's SELF-published, but still ... :) It's called Lottery President. Hopefully, it's at least slightly entertaining. Tell a friend! Here's one of my brothers reading it. He seems to be enjoying it. I swear I didn't pay him to do this. Here's a link to all of my books Ask me a question on ... read more

Your Novel Blueprint

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Good article for writers. "Writing a novel and building a house are pretty similar when you think about it. For instance, most builders or homeowners spend a lot of time dreaming... Read the rest here Y... read more

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