William has been reading since he was very young and was tackling R.A. Heinlein when he was seven. He actually started writing later in life, which he regrets as it would have been a great way to alleviate the boredom when he was a submariner in the U.S. Navy on Strategic Deterrent Patrols.
William has had a very interesting and challenging career in several government services. He spent his first twenty years in the U.S. Navy, and has also been a police officer and a shipyard worker. He currently works as the Fiber Optics Training Development Group Supervisor for a Naval Shipyard, where they are developing the training for all Federal employees that work on Fiber Optics on naval ships.
He has been married for twenty-two years and has two children, and resides in Bremerton, just across the Sound from Seattle. On weekends he dresses in 70 lbs of armor and jousts with fighters of various ages and sexes, using training swords. He also also enjoys woodworking and hunting, when he has a chance.
First published series
What really got him to start on the John Fisher Chronicles is the observation that almost any Urban Fantasy writer today either portrays the government and police forces as being completely oblivious to what’s going on around them, or has them as the villains of the piece.
He asked himself what if all the legends and mysterious happenings were real, and existed right alongside modern technology? His answer is the Fisher books. John Fisher was a submarine sailor on a Spec Op boat, when he contracted Cougar Lycanthropy by accident. He was given a choice: medical discharge, transfer to a more boring branch of the service, or volunteer for the special SEAL team, manned completely by Lycanthropes and other shapeshifters. Fisher spent twelve years as a SEAL and then retired. So, what does a retired SEAL werecougar do? He becomes a Park Police Officer.
W Lehman Novels
John Fisher, retired Seal and werecougar, was having just another day at the office. He is a Park Police officer. His office is a Dodge Durango. The dark legends and creatures have always been around, and after the civil rights movement they’re legal. But when someone uses magic or anything else illegally on Federal land, it’s John’s job to bring them in. He will use all his skill, luck and connections inside the Supernatural world to get his man, or were, or vampire, or…
It was supposed to be a simple poaching case. An “easy way to get back on the horse, after your injuries”. Oh yeah, it involves lycanthropes, but that shouldn’t be a problem. The trouble is, NOTHING is ever simple when John Fisher, Federal Park police, and retired Navy SEAL is assigned to the case… When they found the dead Marine, that’s when things really went south. John and his partner have to solve poaching, the murder of an active duty Marine Lycanthrope and several other crimes, but it seems the Government isn’t exactly happy to help. This is the second in the John Fisher Chronicles, which started with Harvest of Evil, and will continue…
William is also a contributor to Secret Stairs,
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You mustn’t talk about the stairs.
There they stand, surrounded by nothing but forest, pristine as the day they were built. No sign remains of any other structure around them, no ruins of long forgotten buildings. They look… wrong. They feelwrong. Bad things happen if you get too close. Horrible things.You must never, ever ever talk about them.
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But you must never tell anyone about the stairs!
This is where I’m supposed to say something!
I enjoyed becoming acquainted with W. Lehman. Not only does he live an interesting and active life, he is well on the road to becoming a successful author. I think we can look forward to seeing a lot more from him in the future.
On the home front, life goes on in spite of numerous disasters and mishaps. I should have a new website online within the next week; that is if I can find out how to upload it. My publishing program doesn’t recognize the codes I got from the web host.
Are we happy? Yes! We’re having lovely warm sunny weather and, if I can overcome my impatience and stop trying to do too many things at once, I know I’ll succeed eventually.