Gregory S. Williams

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First of all, I'm a reader. I love discovering new writers who have an engaging, unique, melodic or authentic voice. I also love a good recommendation of existing works that embody those characteristics, or enrich my knowledge or perspective about historical events. This is why I'm on Goodreads - it's a wonderful venue for both.

As far as my writing, I'm a full-time executive, happily married and the proud father of two brilliant and witty twenty-somethings, an avid hiker, traveler, adventurer and marathon runner from northern California.

FATAL INDEMNITY is a murder/mystery set in Sacramento, California featuring Zach Gannon, a smart, snarky insurance investigator, who stumbles across the murder of a homeless woman and

2018 Reading Challenge

55 books read this year; about 18,000 pages, which equates to about 50 pages per day every day of the year. I am extremely busy in my day job and with life in general but I believe very much in the personal investment in reading the pages of books. We each have 1,440 minutes in a day and as I've gotten older, I'm very selective in how I spend mine.

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Published on December 22, 2018 10:41
Average rating: 4.8 · 10 ratings · 0 reviews · 4 distinct works
Fatal Indemnity

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Dirt and Ink: A Runner's Jo...

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Dominic Graves

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Fajitas From Heaven

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015
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“On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.”
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“There is an elegance in bravely facing the challenges that life offers head on. Seeing the onslaught of arrows and storms, but still pushing forward, the wind and rain pelting against your face, fear and doubt seeping in your heart but leaning into it anyway. Feeling fearful but determined to take another courageous step forward into the unknown.”
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“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
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“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
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“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
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“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.”

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn't matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.”
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