Legal Thrillers and Series Writing with Best-Selling author, William Bernhardt
My guest for Chapter 28 is William Bernhardt, best-selling author of over 50 books who has sold millions of copies in his three legal thrillers series featuring Ben Kincaid, Daniel Pike, and Kenzi Rivera, respectively. He’s also written several standalone novels, including his most recent book - Plot / Counterplot - which is available now.
Beyond fiction writing, Bill has authored two books of poetry (with a third on the way) and a series of books on writing fiction. He has received distinguished author awards from the U of Pennsylvania and Oklahoma State University, is a two-time winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, and in 2019 received a lifetime achievement award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book.
In addition to his work as an author, Bill founded the Red Sneaker Writers Center to support and develop authors as they work toward their literary goals. The Center offers small group retreats, an annual cruise, WriterCon - an annual conference in Oklahoma City, and the WriterCon podcast where Bill interviews authors about specific topics useful to writers. As if all of this weren’t enough, Bill also works as a publisher through his Babylon Books imprint.
Connect with Bill: website | Facebook | Twitter | WriterCon Our review for this episode comes from Steven Wedel. Steve is an Oklahoma author and teacher who lives in Midwest City. He’s published over 35 books, in a variety of genres, but is best known for his Werewolf Saga series and his young adult paranormal novels written with Carrie Jones. Steve reviews Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick. Connect with Steven: website Mentioned on the Show: Grendel - John Gardner A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes - Suzanne Collins Ben Kincaid Series - William Bernhardt Daniel Pike Series - William Bernhardt Splitsville - William Bernhardt Mysterious Press Stuart Woods Dean Koontz Lemony Snicket Rod Serling John Grisham Babylon Books CJ Box Lee Child Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective - Donald J. Sobol The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury Birdie and Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone - Phaedra Patrick Music by JuliusH