Unless you've been living under a rock--or don't read--Bill's debut novel is a must.
"This novel by Bill VanPatten is nothing short of brilliant. Following the lead of authors like Madeline Miller and Rick Riordan, who pen modern mythology-based fiction so well, Seidon’s Tale depicts Poseidon as a complex but kind-hearted god who loves his brothers and sisters almost to a fault. VanPatten also develops another side to the Olympians that we’ve never seen, which is the love between Zeus and Poseidon, which goes beyond the fraternal. VanPatten takes a calculated risk with this and it pans out beautifully because the plot device becomes an absorbing tangle of power and desire. But VanPatten also includes the topic of friendship, alongside redemption and rebirth. The pacing is fantastic and the narrative flows effortlessly. Lovers of Greek mythology will love this never before explored sides of the gods and their very human emotions. VanPatten did his research well, depicting the personality of all the major gods true to legend so they are easily recognizable." --Judge, 27th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
Winner of the 2019 Kops-Fetherling International Books Silver Phoenix Award for Best New Voice in Fiction
Bill has two novels in the works, Sometimes, You Just Know, a heartwarming story we like to describe as "Hallmark meets gay people"--and Looks Are Deceiving, the first in a series of mystery crime novels featuring amateur sleuth Will Christian that take place in Chowchilla, California. Be on the lookout for both in 2021--unless you're living under a rock. Visit Input and More for additional information.
And here's a super short story, free of charge. It ain't easy finding free stuff these days. It's called "Leaving." Just click here for the pdf. What's more, it's an award winning piece!