William Joel

William Joel

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

I am a U.S. Air Force veteran who served at the end of the Vietnam war. The Air Force found that I had a talent for languages, so they sent me to language school. I served as a linguist for a section of military intelligence and then spent several years at the National Security Agency (NSA) with a top secret clearance. I was extremely interested in police work and later joined a state police. After some time in uniform, I was recruited to be a hostage/crisis negotiator and was trained by FBI hostage negotiators in criminal and abnormal psychology and in the techniques used to “talk down” a hostage taker or someone barricaded with the intent to commit suicide. It turned out that I had a natural talent for it and never lost anyone. I retired after getting an advanced degree in psychology and decided to use my talent to help others who suffer from mental illness and despair. I wrote my first novel in the mid-nineties but found I needed to learn more of how to express my creative imagination eloquently with descriptive and believable character depiction, dialogue, storyline, and background. I love the idea of providing readers with entertainment and an escape into a different realm of their imagination with my writing. I continue to enjoy reading immensely and my favorites are mystery, science fiction, and fantasy. Originally from the East Coast, I transplanted West. Someday I’ll return to the East Coast area. I enjoy a close and loving family relationship my wife, my children, grandchildren, and my siblings. I've written two books and am working on a sequel to the first one, Codename Poltergeist: Some call him ghost.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

Heads or Tails You're Gone. I was inspired by my training in criminal profiling.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, Jay Allan, and Rick Partlow.

What are you working on now?

I'm working on a sequel to my first book. My new novel is called Poltergeist the Pale Horse

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

I believe Just Kindle is the best.

Which Websites you like most to promote your book

Just Kindle and Discount Books

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Never give up, never stop writing.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

Always proofread your writing.

What are you reading now?

The Earth at War series by Jay Allan

What’s next for you as a writer?

I am thinking about writing a Biblical fiction novel.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

My Bible, The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth, and two Robert Ludlum novels.

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