Writing is my passion and success at it is my obsession.
I was born and raised in Ventura, California, the home of Earl Stanley Gardner. I loved Perry Mason and some critics have said my legal mysteries reflect that influence. Steven King is my favorite author. I also read Scottalini, Grisham, Patterson, Sheldon and Koontz among others. Of course, everybody loves Harry Potter.
After writing ten mysteries, I've strayed into the fantasy/sci fi genre. It's much different and more challenging for me, but I'm having lots of fun and more success than I expected. Act Normal was featured in a Library Journal article last year called Hot Crime Trends by Jo Ann Vicarel along with the hugely popular, Charlane Harris. Just to be mentioned in the same sentence with such a fine author is exhilerating to say the least. Just recently I actually sat next to Charlane Harris at a book signing in Mobile Alabama and she was kind enough to ask for a copy of my latest work, Tarizon.
I just found out that next month Tarizon: The Liberator will be featured in a ForeWord Magazine article about new novels for young adult readers. I've posted an advance copy of the article for anyone interested in seeing it.
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Birth Place: Ventura, CA USA
My signing af few years back at Little Professor books in Aberdeen, South Dakota was the 48th state in which I've promoted my novels since 1997. Since then I've participated in over 600 events in 225+ cities across the nation promoting the eight Stan Turner Mysteries, three suspense novels and one non-fiction.
|Black Monday, A Stan Turner Mystery Vol 6 by William Manchee|
Black Monday is set in Dallas during the savings and loan crisis of the late 80s and features legal sleuth, Stan Turner and his partner, Paula Waters. While Paula defends a man accused of murdering the chairman of a failed thrift, Stan searches for the killer of an old lady whose estate includes art treasures stolen by an American army officer during World War II....
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The Speech I Never Gave by William Manchee
If I only knew then what I know now......
My First Literary Agent by William Manchee
For a writer a good agent is essiential to success, but finding one can be difficutlt and perilous. ...
The Criminal Justice System by William Manchee
A portion of the orientation materials given to U.S Citizens exiled to Tarizon soon after they disembark from their Earth Shuttle....
Welcome to Tarizon by William Manchee
In my new world many Earth aliens are exiled to Tarizon. This is there welcome message when they get off their Earth shuttle. ...
Tarizon: Swarm 6222 by William Manchee
The State of Merria v. Sgt. Hirah Zahn, appeal of conviction for the supreme capital offense of genocide. Hall of Interpretors, Shisk, Turvin, Planet Tarizon....
Faith Restored by William Manchee
This is based on true events. The names and places have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals involved....
Hope and Strength by William Manchee
My first short story featuring Detective Bingo Besch of the Dallas Police Department....
Rescue in Good Springs by William Manchee
This story was used in my novel, Second Chair. It's based on a true story from my mother's childhood....
Blood Brothers by William Manchee
This short story is part of a chapter in my first book, Twice Tempted....
A Million Fish by William Manchee
A Million Fish is a story cut from my next Stan Turner Mystery, CA$H Call. It's based on an actual outing with my daughter when she was 8 years. It's been altered significantly for dramatic effect....
River Of Peril by William Manchee
This is a true story that my children loved to hear when they were young....
Shooting the Bear by William Manchee
Believe it or not, this is a true story. My children made me tell it to them over and over again, so I finally sat down and wrote it out. If you are skeptical, I've got the picture to prove it....
Ventura County Fair by William Manchee
This is chapter one of Undaunted. As a youngster Stan lies to get out of a difficult situation. When his lie may send an innocent man to jail, he learns a valuable lesson about truth and justice....
Comin'-In Party by William Manchee
When you're young and naive you do some stupid things....
My Dad Led Two Lives by William Manchee
Memories on Father's Day...
The World's Unluckiest Man by William Manchee
A poem about Dusty Thomas from the novel, Deadly Distractions, A Stan Turner Mystery. Inspired by actual events. Read Deadly Distractions to find out what happens to Dusty. ...
Middle Drawer by William Manchee
Ice Pick Widow by William Manchee
Inspired by my novel, Deadly Defiance, A Stan Turner Mystery, Vol 10...
A Note From Your Caregiver by William Manchee
I Wish I'd Had Bad Credit by William Manchee
Many people get sucked into a lifetime of financial missery because their credit is so good and lenders just keep loaning them money until they are over their head. That's when they come to see me fo...
Striper by William Manchee
Striper fishing at Lake Texoma is great fun and we do it as often as we can....
Undaunted by William Manchee
This is the closest I ever get to poetry. Stan and his friend Steve have their fortune's told by the Univac Computer....
Kevin Wells from Trouble In Trinidad, Sept 2001 by William Manchee
Kevin is traveling with the Prime Minister's two daughters and they come upon a Calypso singer who sings this song....
Hacker by William Manchee
Hacking is a selfish evil addiction, a destructive crime, and those who practice it rarely have any remorse. But evidentually every hacker will be caught, or hired by the pentagon....
Danger in the Mail by William Manchee
Picking up the mail could be hazardous to your health....
The Mod, The Mortgage Lenders Scam by William Manchee
Mortgage lenders often lure their customers into a false sense of security by offering them a modification when they have no intent to actually approve it....
For Love Only by William Manchee
This question keeps coming up so I gave it some thought and came up with this poem. It doesn't encompass all my thoughts on the subject but it's a start....
The Banker by William Manchee
I wrote this poem several years ago and it was published in my book, Yes, We're Open. I think you'll find it particularly rings true in light of recent events....
Oh, Ahmad! by William Manchee
From Trouble in Trinidad. In Trinidad-Tobago political speeches are often sang in Calypso. In this song Ahmad is the fictional Prime Minister who was perceived as bowing to American pressure to impose...
Wishing Astray by William Manchee
A poem that expresses my thoughts at turning 60....
The Prophecy by William Manchee
The premise for my science fiction Trilogy that takes place on the planet Tarizon is that there is a prophecy foretelling of an Earth alien's coming to Tarizon to overthrow an evil dictator. ...
Joshua by William Manchee
A poem to my first grandchild...
A Lawyer's Lament by William Manchee
Death Pact, The Poem by William Manchee
This poem is from the perspective of Erica Fox, a character in my novel, Death Pact....
Thirty-Five by William Manchee
Beware of Your Banker by William Manchee
If you borrow money
You should be aware
Of the truth about some bankers
’less you fall into their snare
Interest is their magic wand
That brings them mighty riches
Keep a ...
Chill, It's No Big Deal by William Manchee
Get a nasty letter in the mail?
Send us money or we’ll give you hell?
Don’t lose your cool, don’t get upset
Chill, it’s no big deal
Creditor called and wants his bread?
The Bookkeeper by William Manchee
Sally Ann, that was her name
Pretty and bright, she knew the game
Bookkeeping, typing—she did it all
She lifted our load so we could stand tall
Happy, relieved we’d found what we ...
How To Avoid Personal Liability If your Small Business Fails by William Manchee
According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics most new small businesses will fail within the first four years. That’s a chilling fact, so it’s important to make sure if it happens to your small busine...
Cash Call, A Horror Story For The Small Business Owner by William Manchee
Starting or investing in a small business can be a perilous undertaking. William Manchee's novel, Cash Call, is a legal horror story about all that can go wrong in a new venture. Sadly, its inspired ...
The Credit Trap by William Manchee
Millions of American consumers have been lured into the credit trap and face a liftime of economic slavery. ...
Turning Around The Troubled Small Business by William Manchee
In William Manchee's new book, Go Broke, Die Rich, Manchee shares his observations about the causes of small business failure, what can be done to turn the small business around and how to fend off cr...
Tarizon' advances bold science-fiction traditions by William Manchee
Tarizon: The Liberator, Vol. No. 1, by William Manchee (Top Publications; $23)
Article by MICHAEL H. PRICE, March 27, 2009 ...
The Hero's Crossroads by Todd Mercer by William Manchee
That Fateful Moment of Decision. A ForeWord Magazine article featuring Tarizon:The Liberator along with nine other new young adult novels set for November-December issue....
Plano Profile Magazine Interviews William Manchee by William Manchee
Act Normal, A Stan Turner Mystery by Britney Porter...
Hot Crime Trends by William Manchee
Library Journal,September 1, 2007 Article entitled Hot Crime Trends by Jo Ann Vicarel...
Bitbooks, Digital Fiction Links by William Manchee
An easy and effective way to drive traffic to your author website. It's easy and it's FREE!...
Book signings will feature author of the Stan Turner mystery series by William Manchee
By Shay Templeton , Midland Reporter-Telegram 04/12/2003 ...
MyShelf.com Author of the Month by William Manchee
His books are like a fine wine that should be enjoyed over and over again because William Manchee can keep a reader spell bound for hours on end reading his words.
Move Over Grisham by William Manchee
Article in the Venice Gondalier-Venice, Florida January 30, 2002...
Dallas Author's Trip to 'Trinidad' spells 'Trouble' by William Manchee
Feature article in Festiva by Brandice J. O’Brien, The Monitor, McAllen, Texas, September 7, 2001...
Attitude by William Manchee
An excerpt from an article by Helen Ginger, past president of the Writer's League of Texas....
Plano author pens new novel of mystery and romance by William Manchee
William Manchee pens a new romantic thriller, Death Pact, his fourth novel, and has several more already completed....
William Manchee's Titles Now Available On Nook by William Manchee
All seventeen of William Manchee's books are now available at Barnes & Noble in Nookbook format....
Many Manchee Titles Now Available at Audible by William Manchee
America's largest audiobook retailer, Audible.com, now has eight of William Manchee's titles for download from its popular website. They are Cactus Island, Act Normal, Tarizon: the Liberator and Tar...
5th Stan Turner Mystery Released by William Manchee
Lean Press releases Deadly Distractions...
CA$H CALL, Release August 31 2002 by William Manchee
The 4th Stan Turner Mystery, Ca$h Call by William Manchee, ISBN#0-9666366-8-6, $14.95, Trade Paperback, Top Publications, Ltd. is at the wholesaler and ready for it's August 31st release....
South Dakota Signing Marks 48th State Appearance by William Manchee
Since the release of his first book Twice Tempted in the Spring of 1997 Manchee has appeared at over 380 events, mostly book signings at Barnes and Noble, Hastings and Waldenbooks. During those events...
Audio Versions of Trouble In Trinidad Released. by William Manchee
The Audio versions of Manchee's new novel, Trouble In Trinidad, have now been released. Trouble in Trinidad by William Manchee, Unabridged Audio CD, (ISBN#1-929976-13-5 $38.00) and Unabridge Audio Cas...
Second Chair Goes into Second Printing by William Manchee
The first printing of Second Chair, Manchee's third Stan Turner Mystery, resently sold out and the secon printing is hot off the press....
Death Pact Popular in Australia by William Manchee
Death Pact, William Manchee's suspense novel released in July 1999, climbs into the top 25 favorites for Crime Novels by the editors NedKelley.com, Australia's premier internet bookseller....
Undaunted Goes Into Third Printing by William Manchee
The first Stan Turner Mystery, Undaunted, is going into its third printing. The first Stan Turner Mystery has been very popular and has continued to have a strong demand....
William Manchee's Website
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Top Publications Website
This is my publisher's website.
Manchee & Manchee, L.L.P.
This is my law firm's website.
The Official Website of the Planet Tarizon
My fictional planet is called Tarizon and it is the setting for my the Tarizon Trilogy. The first book was released on September 15, 2008 and I've finished the first draft of the second. Now the hard part: Marketing.
My latest novel,Tarizon: The Liberator, has just now been released. It's my first venture into straight science fiction and was quite challenging. Luckily one of my children, Michael, is a good writer and a science fiction addict, so I had him edit the first draft of Tarizon and he provided me with an excellent critique and helped me avoid making any fatal mistakes.
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