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Award winning author of Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Action Adventure, and Science Fiction novels.

Background Information

William Speir was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1962, and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1984. He was a management consultant and leader for almost 25 years, specializing in the human impact to change. He has worked for companies and with clients across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom. He has lived in Alabama, Michigan, Texas, Connecticut, and Florida. He is an amateur historian and Civil War artillery expert. He currently resides in Central Florida with his wife. He has two children and one grandson. William Speir is an award winning author. His novel, "King's Ransom" won a 2014 Royal Palm Literary Award for pre-published historical fiction. His second historical novel, "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson" is a semi-finalist in the 2015 Royal Palm Literary Award competition for pre-published historical fiction. William signed with Progressive Rising Phoenix Press (PRPP) in 2015. "King's Ransom" was released in May 2015. "The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson" is being released in July 2015. His first fantasy novel, "The Kingstone of Airmid" will be released in the fall of 2015. His 7-book action adventure series, "The Knights of the Saltire Series" is being re-released starting in September 2015. William's major influences are the classics (Tolkien, Hurbert, Eddings, Clavell, Van Lustbader, Dumas, Foote, Shakespeare, Clancey).

Birth Place
Birmingham, AL USA

2014 Winner: Royal Palm Literary Award (2nd Place) for pre-published Historical Fiction.

2015 Semi-Finalist: Royal Palm Literary Award for pre-published Historical Fiction.

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Titles by William Speir King's Ransom (May 2015) The Saga of Asbjorn Thorleikson (July 2015) The Kingstone of Airmid (Fall 2015) The Knights of the Saltire (September 2015) The Crusaders of the Saltire (December 2015) The Protectors of the Saltire (March 2016) The Lost Knights (June 2016) The Knight's Crucible (September 2016) The Knights Victorious (December 2016) Legacy of the Grand Master (March 2017) Titles In Development: The Dragon Lord of Alastriona (Fantasy) Nicaea (Historical Fiction) Arthur, King (Historical Fiction) The Olympium of Bacchus 12 (Science Fiction) Scimitars of Fire and Blood (Action/Suspense)

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