Dear Literary Connoisseurs,
Just to tell you a little about myself, my name is William Bailey, I’m forty-eight years old, the son of a railroader, and a native of northwestern Michigan. To name a few of my hobbies, I enjoy hiking, canoeing, biking, camping, reading, watching a good movie, along with restoring classic American muscle-cars.
When I was a child, I liked a variety of cartoons, but Jonny Quest was probably my favorite. I think because every episode offered exploration, mystery, along with plenty of action, and excitement. Besides watching Jonny Quest, I loved viewing the Star Trek series. I must have watched every episode of Star Trek at least a hundred times growing up.
While I continued to age, science fiction movies started to captivate me, and though a lot of science fiction movies have left an impression on me over the years, watching the very first Star Wars film, when it was originally released in 1977, was historic. I think I viewed George Lucas’ masterpiece over twenty times that year.
As an adult, I began writing science-fiction, and I’ve already written and published my first novel titled, Learning Earth’s Deathly History. This is the first volume of a trilogy titled, The Great Ship of Knowledge. To digress for a moment, it’s a little bizarre how I actually ended up writing in the first place. No, actually it was a lot bizarre! So much so, that I wrote about the strange event that forced me to write, Learning Earth’s Deathly History, in the front-matter of my book. It’s the section titled, The Epiphany. Before the Epiphany forced its literary inspiration upon me, I was freely inspired to explore my imagination after visiting Disney World during the millennium celebrations in 1997 (one of my favorite places in the world). It happened after sitting through one of the theatrical presentations. It was a presentation that finished with a suggestion to explore your imagination, and to read books like Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, or The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. And so, I did, including Moby Dick by Herman Melville, and the words of these authors opened my mind and I’m sure guided my pen writing this first volume of, The Great Ship of Knowledge.
Currently, I’ve started laying the keel to the second volume of the trilogy. I’m writing volume-two in-between studying literature at a local college and dealing with the daily grind of life.
I hope you enjoy reading, Learning Earth’s Deathly History, and feel free to contact me directly with any questions or comments at; firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm regards, William Bailey