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William Burton McCormick

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William Burton McCormick was born in Maryland and grew up in Nevada. He has lived in seven countries including Latvia and Russia where he researched and wrote his first novel Lenin’s Harem.

William graduated from Brown University with degrees in Ancient Studies and Computer Science and earned an MA in Novel Writing from the University of Manchester. He has won awards in the production of computer games and educational software, co-owned a company to reduce junk e-mail, and worked as an executive recruiter in the Washington D.C. area. He also studied at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

William’s short fiction has appeared in "The Saturday Evening Post", "Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine", “Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine", "Sherlock Holmes

Hi folks. V.S. Kemanis was kind enough to review my novel Lenin's Harem on her blog site as well as my short story Blue Amber. She also discusses her Latvian heritage and how it has influenced her own work. A great read. Please check it out

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Published on October 27, 2017 07:14 • 54 views • Tags: blue-amber, latvia, lenin-s-harem, v-s-kemanis, william-burton-mccormick
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Lenin's Harem

3.90 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Blue Amber

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Ellery Queen's Mystery Maga...

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Blood Promises and Other Co...

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The Prometheus Saga: A Scie...

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Curiosities #3: Summer 2018

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This is a gripping true story that I had to finish in one sitting. Hostage is easily the best book I've read in 2016. It is a terrible shame that Ms. Davies, her husband, and their boat captain had to go through such an ordeal, but the author has tur ...more
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