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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 products, lead
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Bill Powers Hi Mike,
Thanks for the question. I haven’t gotten the ‘pharma-world being a turn-off’ response, but that being said, everyone’s taste is different and…more
Hi Mike,
Thanks for the question. I haven’t gotten the ‘pharma-world being a turn-off’ response, but that being said, everyone’s taste is different and I’m sure that some folks will have no interest in reading about a fictional story set in the pharma world. Actually, I’ve gotten more interest from folks outside the pharma world. Even though it’s large in terms of market capitalization, in terms of numbers of employees, the world of big pharma in the United States is relatively small and insular, compared to the auto manufacturing world for example and most who have never worked in big pharma have no idea of what it’s like inside. So, I may get the ‘Phew, I can’t face that’ from insiders, but I find that outsiders like the small glimpse inside that The Pharm House gives them.
Also, my first novel, The Pharm House, is set inside the pharma world. The second, The Torch is Passed, which continues with the Harding Family story is more of a traditional thriller and has nothing to do with big pharma. The same for my third novel that I’m working on, The Lost Codicil.
So hopefully there’s something for everyone!

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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)
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Abandoned Industrial Sites of America


Abandoned Industrial Sites of America


For many years, America stood as a beacon of industry. From the age of the Industrial Revolution to the mid 20th century, the United States was in a state of constant growth and production. These days, however, various factors – including automation and globalization – have created a much different industrial landscape. Where there were once high-output factories, now stand empty build

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Excellent read about America's obsession with extroverts and how introverts must adopt to get ahead in this world. Introverts are looked down upon and underestimated by extroverts in American industry.

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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Bill.


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

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