meet the author

William Altmann

William Altmann has published 16 books, short and long, in the last 24 months, through the pandemic. The lockdown, isolation and pent up creativity have been great factors in getting story lines out onto paper.

After introducing a President with imperial ambitions, William continued through three more books to complete the “Emperor” series. Presidents come and go, and some are more productive than others. One might even consider that an empire is a good thing to have. Looking at the future, contemplating the political process, this is William’s view.

His second series, “Mary Jane Gang”, centers on a senior citizens’ residential facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Who would have thought that these nonagenarians would be up for adventures, but they face one challenge after another as a team of friends. Even the pandemic lock-down does not stop them. So far, there are six books in the MJG series.

Expanding into other genres, William has published “Escape Pod”, a political satire with four alternate endings.

He added “The Blossomfield Affair”, inspired by a true story from Vermont during the pandemic, but set in western New York along Routes 5 & 20 – familiar territory.

In yet another genre, he has released “In On a Comet”, a hard sci-fi short novel; and the “Merimnae Saga” of interstellar exploration: “Outbound”, “Inbound” and “Unbound”. In 2022, he added a fourth volume to the Merimnae Saga, “Rebound”.

Watch for more books coming later this year, including maybe one or more volumes in the Merimnae Saga, and one or more Mary Jane Gang stories..

William loves the outdoors and loves to read. Books surround him in his home in Austin, Texas, like they have in previous homes around the country. He has prowled through used book stores in at least thirty countries, using sightseeing as an excuse to get there. William has enjoyed a professional life as an engineer, technical writer and historian. He has visited three continents, and can’t wait to visit the other four! What type of writing will come next? What genre? Stay tuned.