William F. Brown Thriller Novels

Author of Action Adventure Thriller Novels

About Me & My Writing

HERE'S A SNEAK-PEAK OF THE COVER OF MY NEW BOOK ON VIETNAM AND VIETNAM VETS

Our Vietnam WarsThis is a non-fiction book, not one of my suspense novels. It contains personal reminiscences of 100 of my fellow Vietnam vets and has some truly memorable stories in it. The book is going through final formatting and edits, and I hope to have it out on Kindle in 6-8 weeks.

Sometimes you've got to follow your passion. In my case, that's the Vietnam War where I and many of my friends served. If your lived in the 1960s and 70s, it was the 800-pound gorilla in the room, one that effected every facet of our lives. Over 2.7 million of us served, 304,000 were wounded, 75,000 severely disabled, and over 58,220 of our brothers and sisters died there.

Unfortunately, all that most of our kids and grand kids know about that war is what they see in the Oliver Stone movie, Platoon, or in the handful of better novels, all of which center on an infantry unit in the jungle on the Cambodian border in 1968. That was Oliver's war. He was there, bless his Hollywood heart, but it wasn't mine. In fact, there were hundreds of different wars, depending on the year you were there, the service you were in, your branch, location, job, and your rank.

Burke'sWhat I'm writing is not a war book; rather, it is a very personal look at the men and women who served there. The title is "Our Vietnam Wars."Through in-depth interviews with 100 vets, I hope to capture the diversity of their experience “in country,” in photos and 3-5-page vignettes, and touch on what they did before and after the war, and how it effected them.  I now have 89 interviews finished and I think they are fascinating stories.

We are all old and gray now, pushing 70, and beset by a myriad of illnesses, but I hope this book will show what we saw and felt there. Part of the urgency to tell our stories is Agent Orange. It's killing us off in increasing numbers now, and as many now say, “They didn’t get us back then, but they are doing a first-class job of it now.”

I hope to have this book out by year’s end. I’ll keep you posted on my progress and when you should expect to see it. I think it will be a great read. 

Bill Brown

 

For those of you who can't read without a physical book in your hot little hands, Burke's Revenge, Book #3 in the Bob Burke action adventure Burke's Revenge THRILLER NOVELS, Bob Burkenovel series, which came out in March, is now available in Paperback directly from Kindle. With 4.6 Stars on 56 Amazon Reviews. At $0.99 cents, it's a great beach and pool read. You can go to the Kindle Book Page at the link below, and grab a copy.

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One of my favorite suspense thrillers and a fan favorite since the day it came out is The Undertaker, a fun romp through the Witness Protection Program and the New Jersey Mob with Pete and Sandy.  It now has 4.4 Stars on 258 Kindle Reviews and is a great read.

 

6 Comments

  1. I just finished your book “Winner Lose All.” This novel kept me awake nights turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next. This has to be one of the best books I’ve read recently. If someone hasn’t picked up the movie rights for this book they should. The plot is about ten times better than every movie out there right now. This was the first Bill Brown novel that I’ve read, but it definitely will not be the last. Keep the excellent stories coming. Thanks again for this wonderfully written story!

    • Thanks for the Amazon rating and the kind thoughts, Mack, and I’m putting you on my early release list for future books. If you’d like a copy of my newest thriller, Aim True, My Brothers, I’ll be happy to send you one. Also, if you listen to e-books. I have some free promotional downloads of my newest one, Amongst My Enemies. Let me know at BillandFernBrown1@gmail.com Thanks, Bill Brown

  2. Mr. Brown,

    I have just written my first novel, an action thriller. I need a good graphic designer to do the book cover for me. Could you email me the contact information for Todd Hebertson or someone else that you would recommend?

    Thank you,

    Vic Tomlinson

    • Always glad to help. Todd’s great. My first 3 book covers were designed by Rick Capidamonte in Honolulu, who was also very good, but he got out of the business. Beverly Hitchens at Booknook.biz (my file converter and a really great person/ source to get to know), referred me to Todd in Salt Lake City who redid one of Rick’s and then did my last two. He is clever and quick. You can find him at http://bookcoverart.webs.com or e-mail at mypersonalartist@hotmail.com I think they charge $100-125, depending. I don’t know if you have a professional proof reader (essential, as I learned to my eternal regret) I highly recommend Elisabeth Hallett, in Montana. Very reasonable and good. E-mail at soultrek@montana.com Good luck. Bill Brown

  3. Robert Dunigan

    June 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Sorry … Winner Lose All.

    • Not a bad idea. None of my books to date have been series or with repeat characters — not for any particular reason, except that I prefer to write whole. complete stories, and I feel that some of the series I’ve read have been contrived and cheat the reader of the first one. That said, if the story is complete, but the characters are strong, I can see continuing them in a subsequent adventure, so long as the story stands on its own. Many people have said that I should do that with Pete and Sandy in The Undertaker, and that is my next, next book, after the one I’m now finishing. I hadn’t thought of a reprise for Hanni and Scanlon, but it could work, too, as a later cold war tale. If you would like a copy of The Undertaker or any of my others, such as Aim True, Amongst, or Thursday, let me know. Also, if you liked Winner, please post a review on Kindle and Goodreads if you can. I also now have audio books out on all 5, and I’ll be happy to send you a copy of any of them except Undertaker, which I’m out of. And, I’ve put you on the early release list to get a copy of my next one, Through the Glass, Darkly, out in the Fall.

      Thanks, Bill Brown