Public Speaker for Writing Conferences

Stories as fresh as the outdoors.Bill Wetterman

Author, Teacher, Public Speaker

Novelist Bill Wetterman has eight published thrillers. The Fifth Step, Room 1515 – The Peacock Trilogy – Book 1, Madness – The Peacock Trilogy-Book 2, and Busted – The Odyssey of Holly Bunn – The Literary Murders-A Covenant with Death-The Peacock Trilogy-Book 3, Yellowstone-A Fall from Grace, and Redeeming Paula-A Love Story? He has one non-fiction work. So You Want to be a Published Author.

 Award Winning Author: 

Winner of the Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Competition OWFI 2011

Top 10 in the Writers’ Digest Genre Fiction Contest 2011 (Over 11,000 entries)

2nd in the Armchair Interviews Thanksgiving Day Competition 2010 out of over 10,000 submissions.

Writers’ Digest 5-Star review: Madness – The Peacock Trilogy-Book 2

Bill is a member of the Oklahoma Federation of Writers, The Lexicon Writers, and the Tulsa Nightwriters.

While hard at work writing thrillers, Bill Wetterman finds time to give back to the community by speaking to groups interested in understanding the mind of a writer. Bill’s shares his experience on how he constructs novels and short stories. He can speak on a variety of topics, including:

 

*Marketing Pre and Post Publication

*The biggest mistakes authors make

*Structure and Plot

*Writing dynamic thrillers

*Character development

*Researching and Outlining Your Novel

*Self-publishing—the pros and cons

*World Building

*And, the steps to becoming a published author.

Bill asks to have his expenses covered for engagements requiring overnight stays. Speaker’s fee negotiable.

To learn more about Bill and his writing, check out his website at www.billwetterman.com/. Or, go to his Facebook page under Bill Wetterman—Author.

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Freedom of Speech-Apply it Both Ways

We have faced the enemy, and they are us.

We have faced the enemy, and they are us.

Freedom of speech must be applied to both liberals and conservatives fairly. So says The Old White Guy.

My last post showing a quote from a 2010 protest in Morgan Hill, California received some criticism because of the age of the post and the fact the school system eventually allowed shirts with flags. But all you have to do is look at the headlines to see that the same things are going on everyday. I quote an article from the Washington Times. “A new “challenge” in support of a wanted Georgia college student and New Black Panther Party member encourages individuals to desecrate the U.S. flag. (Which by the way is unfortunately legal under the Constitution)

His call gathers followers, like: “Erika Walker, caught on a now-viral video dancing on the U.S. flag while yelling “[expletive] your flag,” education watchdog Campus Reform reported.” I’m sorry, Erika. As long as you live within this country’s borders, it’s your flag, too.

The sad thing about this is that liberals are lauding the protesters who frequently stomp on the flag at Trump rallies. Yet at the same time, criticize Trump supporters for voicing their outrage. People have died bravely, so idiots like these can stick their fingers in the air and slander our flag and our country.

Those educators who fail students who write term papers based on their personal beliefs, solely because the paper is not in line with the educator’s belief are depriving those students of their first amendment rights. (No names revealed) Liberal media, liberal educators, and liberal politicians encourage the fires of discontent raging in our country.

The irony is that our police guard these yoyo’s from harm, while being cursed, taunted, and, pelted with rocks. I grew up during the time of Woodstock and the Vietnam War. I saw the chaos of the 1968 Democratic Convention. You would think Americans would learn by now public rioting and violence does nothing except cause more chaos and rioting.

This coming election will determine the course of 21st Century America. Let us persuade each other through intellectual reasoning, not ignorant ranting. And pray that our faithful policeman and women show up when you call, and act in your defense, instead of not acting for fear of lawsuits. Just saying.

The Declaration of Independence/the American Flag are racist?

We have faced the enemy, and they are us.

We have faced the enemy, and they are us.

It seems the world has turned upside down. Young people today are being fed a re-engineered view of history by racist people who call others the same. Even with a Black President in the White House, the blame is still placed on old white guys.

Our colleges and our legislators seem to have forgotten the Civil War and the thousands of white men who died to free the slaves. Or the World Wars fought under the American flag so these yoyos could have the right to say stupid things.

In 2010 at Cinco de Mayo, Mexican students allegedly threatened violence because of shirts with Old Glory on them. School officials, consequently, suspended the right of other students to wear those shirts. Political correctness at its worst. “What’s wrong with these white people holding up American flags in Morgan hill??? Racist a–holes,” Gia Lee wrote.
Really, are the Morgan Hill Hispanics, not American citizens? Did no one from that area fight and die for this country. The American way of life should not be disrespected like this. Who is the racist? Why did the school system cave in to the pressure?
The situation in our country has deteriorated from there. In the last few days, the Declaration of Independence has come under attack as being racist a well. Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily.
“For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians (were) free,” Norton, who is black, said Wednesday during the debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. “And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence I think it’s a little bit unfair.”
But aren’t black children in America free today? Free because of white men and women who gave their lives and aid during the fight for their freedom. The principles of the Declaration of Independence were worth fighting for then and now. I’m an old white guy. I say when blacks in political office make the kind of statement she made, she is attacking the sacrifices white people gave, including their lives. That is racist.
Actions like these above bring dishonor to all those who served this country, be they White, Black, Hispanic, American Indian, or Asian American. Shame on you.

A 4-Party Race is Good for America!

We have faced the enemy, and they are us.

We have faced the enemy, and they are us.

I’ve never seen America so worked up about a presidential race. Even in the Ronald Reagan years, the excitement was less. As an amateur political analyst, I’m hoping for chaos and two brokered conventions that leave Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders forming their own parties to run for president. Believe it or not, if neither of them win their party’s nomination, the chances of one of them winning the presidency actually improves.

You think I’m kidding. I’m dead serious. The formula for restructuring the American political system starts here. The Trump people pull from the right. The Sanders’ people pull from the left. The next thing you know, no candidate wins a majority in the Electoral College. If you think you’ve seen it all, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! And yes, I think a 4-Party race is great for America.

As strategist for “the Donald” or “the Bern,” I’d be aiming my campaign toward taking States from the major parties. Each of the two major disruptors this year have a solid number of supporters that will not switch their votes. The undecided voters now will have more than the two yoyo political ideologies to choose from, and how much more Democratic can you get. But both must form a new party. If only one goes, the plan doesn’t work.

As things stand today, I see a minimum of 112 Electoral College votes and 15 states that would come over to either the Trump or Sanders side if the voting were held today. That’s conservative. The chances of any candidate obtaining the 270 votes needed to be elected president blows off into thin air. Exciting isn’t it. The American people actually having a say. I’ll put my money on the Electoral College being abolished in 2017, so we can finally have a winner-take-all popular vote determine elections.

Here’s where it gets interesting. In the Senate, the election of the Vice President will take place. It is one vote per Senator. Doubtful either Trump or Sanders’ running mate will win, because one of the major parties will hold at least a plurality. But in the House, the election of the President of the United States will take place, and there California and New York have no more power than Wyoming and Rhode Island because it’s one vote per state. Yikes!!! Theoretically, Bernie Sanders could become president with a Republican Vice President. Or Don Trump could become President with a Democrat as Vice President.

God bless America. Why do I have a weeping flag as my picture? Because it is sad that middle America has been so stepped upon no one speaks for us anymore. Go at it folks. Give us a change all the way around.  Check out my novels at: http://amzn.to/1RPixfw

 

Is Love an Emotion or a Choice?

Six years in the writing, this story comes from my heart.

Six years in the writing, this story comes from my heart.

Is love an emotion or a choice? Both-depending on the definition you choose. Lasting love is a choice. Worldly love, like that expressed in Hollywood or in erotica, is an emotion that fades away. The term, “I love you” has lost its meaning in today’s world. It’s tossed around like “How you doin’?” and “See ya later.”

Redeeming Paula-A Love Story? will surprise readers with its bluntness. It’s a man’s search for a reason to believe. It’s a journey for answers, and when he finds those answers, it’s a decision to take action and stand for his beliefs, even if it means giving up his own desires for the love of someone else. A rarity in today’s world.

An empty house, a missing love, no clues. After spending their prom night together, Paula Casey pleads with Mark Schroder to run away with her. She’s terrified of her father, but won’t tell Mark why. If she doesn’t escape now, it will be too late. Mark delays. he doesn’t know how to make that happen. The following day, he comes up with a plan and calls Paula. The number’s disconnected. He drives to her house and finds it empty. His searching leads to dead ends. When he finds her eight years later, will she be worth redeeming?

The best definition I can come up with for this genre is Christian Neo Noir. But whatever religion you are, or if you have none at all, the story has a purpose. Can a human learn to love unselfishly? Can he or she love another unconditionally, regardless of the consequences. Or does it take a divine intervention to make that happen?

Those who know my writing, know I don’t color-coat events. Even though I’m a Christian, I call things as I see them. I can guarantee you there is nothing on the market today quite like Redeeming Paula-A Love Story? This novel will be on Kindle by January 18, 2016. I will post a link at that time.

 

Kindle Scout Nomination

Six years in the writing, this story comes from my heart.

Six years in the writing, this story comes from my heart.

My friends, I have the opportunity to become an Amazon author. My new novel, Redeeming Paula, is already approved. But there is one more step. I need you to follow the link below and “Nominate” my novel. Spread the word by retweeting, reposting to your friends, and promoting it in any way you can. The more people who nominate the novel, the better the chances Kindle Scout will select it, because great marketing is as important as great writing for sales.

This link activates at 12:01 a.m. EST, December 9th and will stay active until January 9th 12:01 am. EST. I began work on this novel in 2008 and finished it in 2009. I put it on the shelf until I grew as an author enough to do the story justice. I dusted it off this year and rewrote it.    

Please nominate it. If ever you have a need, I will do the same for you.

My friends, I have the opportunity to become an Amazon author. My new novel, Redeeming Paula, is already approved. But there is one more step. I need you to follow the link below and “Nominate” my novel. Spread the word by retweeting, reposting to your friends, and promoting in any way you can. The more people who nominate the novel, the better the chances Kindle Scout will select it, because marketing is as important as great writing for sales.

If you ever need help, I will do the same for you.   

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Protect and Defend?

We have faced the enemy, and they are us.

We have faced the enemy, and they are us.

Before a president takes office, he or she must say, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

This is a sacred oath and a pact with the American people. Either Barack Obama has no ability, or he lied to this nation. I believe the later. What Commander-In-Chief would tell our enemies that we are leaving the battlefield on a specific date and allow a small force of Americans to come under attack and imminent danger, ignoring the advice of his generals? Barack Obama did.

He welcomes immigrants who cross our southern borders into our country by the thousands. many of them murder innocent Americans. Who has the protection? The immigration laws on the books–blatantly ignored.

He welcomes Syrian immigrants into our country, telling us the screening exceeds expectations  and all will be well, when he knows terrorists will embed within them.

He makes pacts with our enemies, Iran and Russia, and insults our friends. Ignoring the warnings of Israel regarding Iran, and Canada by refusing to build the Canadian pipeline that would bring jobs to our country. The Canadians must turn to China to buy oil we refuse to use.

This president believes honest citizens should give up their guns in the face of danger, and makes it harder, if not impossible for police departments to buy the very military vehicles that stopped those Islamic terrorists in San Bernardino. He weakens us at home and strengthens our enemies abroad.

I suggest the disarming of America is the first step toward a government take over. Attacks by ISIS and al Qaida in 2016 will. Obama cleared the way. The election of 2016, if Martial Law isn’t declared to stop it, will be the most important election in our History. Vote. Arm yourselves. One way or another, you will be in for a fight.

Our Favorite Places

In Europe 2014

In Europe 2014

Pam and I have been blest by having the opportunity to travel. Some of the places we’ve gone were because of our love for NASCAR. Some because I won sales trips with Wolters Search Group. Others were due to our love of beautiful places. I’ll show you our favorite places.

Through my company, we’ve gone to the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Mexico more times than I care to remember. Three of our favorite places were: Atlantis in the Bahamas where we petted Dolphins and

We both petted dolphins

We both petted dolphins

enjoyed the gorgeous beaches and seeing Michael Jackson’s $150,000 a night penthouse, seen in this picture as the arch in the middle of the two hotel towers.

In Puerto Rico, we stayed at the El Conquistador, an all-inclusive trip that had us hiking in the rainforest and buying expensive items in the San Juan Fort District

A lot of heaven

A lot of heaven

shops.  These two topped the list. But there was a close runner-up. That was the Frenchman’s  Reef on Saint Thomas. We rented a 39-foot sailboat and sailed

Bluebeard's Castle is a must see.

Bluebeard’s Castle is a must see.

over to St. John’s Island. There are one acre getaways there, where the rich and famous play. Sorry, no pictures of Cancun or Acapulco.

On our NASCAR vacations, we’ve gone to Texas, Kansas City, Richmond, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. Stayed in Williamsburg for a week to re-acquaint ourselves with our history. Next year we’ll go back to Las Vegas, where we have a timeshare, and Phoenix to see the races. We also took a Caribbean cruise with Sterling Marlin and his crew with stops in the Keys and the Yucatán.

My personal favorite was the Viking Cruise up the Danube from Budapest to Passau

Johann Strauss, The Waltz King

Johann Strauss, The Waltz King

last November for our 50th anniversary. Of the many famous capitals we visited, none compares to Vienna. We could have stayed there a week.

Another place we’ve put on our favorites’ list is the Pacific Northwest. We’ve made three treks there. Our recommendations are: Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Mountains, Pacific Rim National Park on Vancouver Island, and a glacier hike on Rainer.

The ideas I get for novels come from quiet times in beautiful places. Check out my latest novel at: http://amzn.to/1N8pWEi Yellowstone-A Fall from Grace

My Survival Thriller Is Out!

Catastrophe is coming. It's not if. It's when.

Catastrophe is coming. It’s not if. It’s when.

Yellowstone-A Fall From Grace has been released on Amazon, Kindle, and Create Space. Yellowstone erupts every 600,000 years.That time passed years ago. The United States government isn’t prepared for this disaster or any other–natural or terrorist. When catastrophe occurs, preppers and survival groups with a year’s supply of the necessities live longer than most. Common citizens die by the millions, but not before suffering in a kill-or-be-killed world.

When an ash layer from 100 foot to 10 foot deep spreads up to 1,000 miles from the volcano, leaving ten of our states completely uninhabitable, Mary Kenton, an American Indian, and her survivalist husband, B.K., flee with their friends to their encampment, equipped to wait out the carnage, and emerge to help restore what is left of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the Southern States of America. The danger they face comes from former neighbors, looters, rapists, and migrants fleeing starvation. America’s enemies launch terrorist attacks and form mobs bent on taking control of what’s left of the United States, the world’s largest nuclear power.

Impossible? Think again!  It’s not if. It’s when.

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Prepare Now! Our Government Isn’t

It's not if. It's when.

It’s not if. It’s when.

In the past week, I’ve had three different people tell me about totally different conspiracy theories. My answer when they ask me if I believe them is: Do I believe our government is trustworthy? No! Are America’s enemies preparing to attack us? Yes! Will God bring judgment against us for blatantly disobeying His laws? Yes! It doesn’t matter what disaster strikes first. Disaster is coming, and we must prepare now.

As an author, I can influence opinions with my words. I’ve written about one-world government plots in The Peacock Trilogy, sex trafficking in Busted, and religious hypocrisy in The Fifth Step. World events today demand I write about a major catastrophe falling on America. It isn’t if. It’s when. Yellowstone-A Fall From Grace is that book.

Hollywood’s versions of disaster movies are basically silly. Here are the facts. Whatever disaster strikes, there will be a kill zone involving thousands, maybe millions of people. Panic will set in. Due to that panic our electrical grid will fail. Food supplies will vanish as people kill each other to grab what they can for themselves. The worst of humanity will show itself, and women will become sex-slaves to roaming bands of men. We will revert to the survival of the fittest, seeking water, food, shelter, and weapons. Frankly if you are not prepared now, wake up and stock up on those things that will save your life, water, food, reliable weapons, by seeking out prepper sites through Twitter, Google, and other social media outlets for guidelines to what to buy.

In Yellowstone, former military patriots set-up survival camps for whatever disaster befalls. The novel is their story. It’s told with all the grizzly details, showing what life will be like. Awake up. You own it to your family to prepare now. When the novel is ready for publication I will post to as many sites as possible to get the word out. To check out my other novels go to Amazon.com and type in Author Bill Wetterman. My novels are available in paperback and Kindle version