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A former IT consultant to Fortune 500 companies, critically acclaimed author Bill Gourgey has been praised by reviewers and readers for his entertaining and thought-provoking projections of modern science and technology. His books include the Glide Trilogy—winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award in Science Fiction, with more than six million reads on Wattpad—and his Cap City Kids young adult mystery-thriller series, which feature talented but disadvantaged teens who take on Washington, DC. Gourgey’s nonfiction has been published in WIRED. He is also the Managing Editor of Delmarva Review, a literary journal.

Gourgey is a graduate of Cornell University with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science, where he received numerous aca
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Bill Gourgey On a field trip to the U.S. Capitol where I was struck by its grandeur, knowing that in the shadow of the very same building a drastically different w…moreOn a field trip to the U.S. Capitol where I was struck by its grandeur, knowing that in the shadow of the very same building a drastically different world exists.(less)
Bill Gourgey I keep plenty of hand sanitizer, tissues, and other hygienics at my desk to avoid contracting that dreaded affliction in the first place. I hear it’s …moreI keep plenty of hand sanitizer, tissues, and other hygienics at my desk to avoid contracting that dreaded affliction in the first place. I hear it’s contagious!

The truth is I’ve never had a problem with writer’s block. I think that writer’s block happens when a writer’s self-expectations are set too high. I have lots of faults and foibles (don’t tell my family and friends!); luckily, setting my writing bar too high is not one. Whenever I sit down to write I know that I’m just as likely to write something crappy as good. The trick is not to despair when it’s crappy. As one writing teacher used to put it, “writers have to be prepared to kill their babies.” It’s an ugly image, and of course I rebelled against it at first, but her point was a good one and I write by it to this day—don’t become too attached to your words or run the risk of getting stuck.(less)
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