Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bad Economy?

Money Isn't Everything, in a bad economy it can seem like it is. It can seem like you need to choose between being a giver and finding a little relaxation  or entertainment for yourself. What if you could do both? If you buy one of Billie A Williams books you can. For a good cause, check out her website for a list of the books and where donations will be made on her website at
For starters, Money Isn't Everything will send a donation to the Amberg Community Action Group trying to raise money for Christmas decorations for the streets of Amberg, Wisconsin. All her writing books donate to local libraries and with the current Inter-library Loan Program that means virtually any library in the United States can ask to borrow the books. A win win situation.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Capricorn Goat

Book Review of The Capricorn Goat
ISBN 1-4489-0078-6
by Billie A. Williams
Mystery writer, Billie A. Williams, publishes mysteries as fast as a Missile streaks across an ocean. The Capricorn Goat, one of her fairly recent releases, does not disappoint. She has assembled a book full of entertaining characters, as usual, who excite the reader and move the story forward. For the most part, these characters with such "fun" names, are intelligent, and especially, very human.

Williams’ protagonist, January Flannel, is a mystery author who finds herself immersed in an intriguing mystery which is far too real for comfort. Her good friend Sasha "Echo" Folio is accused of murder and although she entangles herself in the same danger Echo is in, January does not back away.

A quote from The Capricorn Goat gives the reader a sense of January’s loyalty to a friend and a peek into her experience as an author: "As a writer, her mind puts the pieces of the mysterious murder together in a puzzle, all the clues interlocking."
Williams stealthily cuts a slice of political intrigue into the mix. How can she explain to her teenage daughter, Taylor, why her father who suddenly disappeared many years before, has suddenly resurfaced in such a profound circumstance?

The story centers on the characters and their relationships with each other and the men that complicate their lives; the threats that curse their every day. January is run down by a "hit and run" driver which nearly takes her life, and puts her in a wheelchair. An intruder bullies his way into her house; shots are fired, bullets find their mark.

A local teenager is kidnapped. All this at Christmastime when parties are planned and shoppers fill January’s gift shop, The Capricorn Goat.

The climax will keep the reader on the edge of his seat, and all the pieces of the puzzle finally slide into place and click at the end. I promise you, The Capricorn Goat, will make you glad you sat in a cozy chair with your favorite cup of tea and submerged yourself in Billie A. Williams’ gift for writing.

Review by J. Gayle Kelly
Author of The Watermelon Patch, and other novels.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Giving Feels Good!

These are based on the themes in the various books I have written. Each book I write is dedicated to a specific cause, charity or organization. 25% of my royalty from the sale of my books is donated quarterly to these organizations. So if you want to make a difference, you can reward yourself with a good read and give to a good cause at the same time.

Mystery Books from Wings Press
Death by Candlelight and Candlelight and Shadows (Mystery)
– 25% of my royalties go to The Rainbow House shelter for domestic abuse victims
The Pink lady Slipper and Bed and Breakfast Murders (Mystery)
– 25% of my royalties go to the Wausaukee Rescue Squad
Watch For the Raven (a Young Adult Historical Adventure)
– 25% of my royalties go to the 4-H club
Skull Music (Mystery)
– 25% of my royalties go to Amberg Veterinary Hospital

Ghost Music of Vaudeville
– 25% of my royalties go to Amberg Historical Society

Knapsack Secrets
– 25% of my royalties go to Local Food Pantry
Small Town Secrets (Mystery)
– 25% of my royalties go to Amberg Volunteer Fire Department
Ancient Secrets (Mystery)
– 25% of my royalties go to Missionaries of South Africa

Fin, Fur and Fatal
– 25% of my royalties go to Alternate each quarter - between Spring Lake Animal Shelter and Amberg Veterinary Hospital

Money Isn’t Everything
– 25% of my royalties go to The Amberg Community Action Group

How to Write Books From Filbert Publishing:
Writing Wide, Exercises in Creative Writing
Characters in Search of an Author
Spice Up Your Writing, Write to Entice
A Writer’s Vehicle Henry Ford’s Way
– 25% of my royalties from these writing books go to local libraries on a rotating basis.
Crivitz, Wausaukee, Niagara, and Iron Mountain; a different library every quarter.

Publish America Books:
Tung Umolomo, A Shutting of the Mouth
– 25% of my royalties go to Missionaries of South Africa

The Capricorn Goat
– 25% of my royalties go to Reader nominated charity for the quarter
(To nominate a charity or organization for this book send an email to list the charity and your name a drawing will be held on the last day of the quarter to decide who it will be.)
You can keep up with donations, who got what, by going to my website donations page at

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy May

And it is starting out with a bang. Not only are my apple trees already in full bloom, so are the bleeding hearts and new book releases are filling up my schedule quickly.
Spring is a time for renewal. Got your goals on?

If not, why not make this the year you star in your own show. That doesn't mean put on a one man show for television or movies, but to put yourself on track to be the best that you can be.

Give your life your top priority. Go for those goals that have been festering on the back burner of your mind. Want to write that book? Go for it! Want to write that screen Play? Hollywood is hungry for more good movies.

Readers are starved for some reading with depth and clarity. Are you ready to write those memoirs so your children and grandchildren can really know who you are, where you have been, and what they might be because of your courage and adventurous spirit.

I want to share two things with you. A new release Money Isn't Everything, and a wonderful review for my latest writing book just released. A Writer's Vehicle, Henry Ford's Way

Watch for more news soon. Mean time grab that pen, paper, computer, notebook, and write like the wind! Get those goals moving forward.