I am a retired lawyer and, in effect, have written my entire life. Most of this was been legal writing, including many articles for professional journals and one book about trial advocacy--Kansas Trial Handbook, published by Thomson/West. But I have written for other journals, I write letters to the editor, I write letters to our Congressional representatives and to Governor Kelly, and I write birthday letters to our grandchildren, among other things.
Most recently, I wrote a novel, Wheat Fields . As much as anything, it’s about KU basketball, tracking a young man from Salina as he moves to Lawrence for his senior year of high school and then joins the KU team the next year. But it’s also about academic life at KU, about why the folks at KU “hate” Missouri, and about a brilliant young woman from Tehran who comes to KU to study petroleum engineering—Farieh Bukhari. Richie Armstrong, the young basketball star, becomes infatuated with Farieh and the book deals with their relationship, as well.
Flint Hills Publishing published it at the end of 2022, and the book is available on Amazon in both paperback and hardcover editions. The website is:
Along with an excerpt from the book, information about book signings, and excerpts from the blurbs published with the novel, the website includes a short biographical statement.
Welcome to our club of Kansas authors, Bill!