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Bill Powers

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Bill Powers is a former pharmaceutical Research & Development executive, world traveler, and history buff turned author.

Bill’s first Harding Family novel, “The Pharm House”, was published in 2013 and was named a Finalist in the Medical Thriller category of the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards. Bill has published his second story in the series, “The Torch is Passed” and is working on a third installation.

In his debut novel, Bill put to use his twenty-six years of experience working for Johnson & Johnson in pharmaceutical R&D, where he ultimately rose to the position of Vice President, Global Preclinical Development. In his years with the company, Bill was instrumental in the development of several marketed pharmaceutical pr
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Bill Powers I enjoy historical/political fiction and one of the best in this genre is Steve Berry. So I guess Steve would be my first choice if I got to choose a…moreI enjoy historical/political fiction and one of the best in this genre is Steve Berry. So I guess Steve would be my first choice if I got to choose a writing partner. I enjoy the way Steve takes a historical fact and give it a fictional "what-if" twist, the way he did in The Patriot Threat and The Lincoln Myth - his two most recent books.
I tried to weave small historical facts into my first two books, The Pharm House and The Torch is Passed. In my next book, I may take the leap of twisting a historical fact into a major subplot.(less)
Bill Powers Like most writers, I have lots of stories in me. I play with them, dream about them, day-dream about them and when they are ripe, they have to get out…moreLike most writers, I have lots of stories in me. I play with them, dream about them, day-dream about them and when they are ripe, they have to get out - that is when I get inspired to write them. I am about to start plotting my third novel - it's ripe!(less)
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The theory was created by authors William Strauss and Neil Howe and refers to what they describe as a recurring generational cycle in American history. In their 1997 book, The Fourth Turning, the authors expanded the theory to focu...

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Cute little illustrated book that men who love cats will appreciate. They are the most precious little beast!

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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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Davee Jones Hi Bill, happy humpday! thank you for the connection!


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Bill.


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Tom Blubaugh Hi Bill,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


Felicity Brandon Thanks for the friendship!


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Bill Powers Chad wrote: "Bill, thank you for accepting my friend request. Wishing you all the very best in 2014!"

Thanks, you too Chad!


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