The Multi Genre Author

William Long

Northern Irish author and researcher.


I’m William Long, author of several books, including the Timecrack Adventures series. Friends know me as Bill, the guy who loves books, always writing and travelling, researching ideas for the next book.

At the suggestion put to me by some family members and a few readers, I’ve started to work on a memoir, possibly for publication in 2024. More details on this project can be seen in the Bio. Also in the pipeline is an idea for the fourth Timecrack Adventure.

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My Books

The Timecrack Adventures eBooks are available direct from the publisher.

Bill’s Posts

Ireland’s Eye

Liam Neeson’s New Movie

Samuel Goldwyn Films has confirmed ‘In the Land of Saints and Sinners’ will go on general release in America this month. It will also be streamed on Netflix in the UK and Ireland, along with international screenings in the pipeline. On the north west coast of Ireland,...

Karl Marlantes

I have written about persistence before, especially for writers trying to publish a book. Here is another example from my 10 Tips book that tells of the struggle of an author who never gave up. He was a highly decorated U. S. Marine Corps officer and Vietnam veteran,...

Lorna Page Story

One of the most frequent questions put to me by readers is about age, and the viability of writing so late in life. My answer was to write: 'How I Wrote My First Book'. It includes the chapter, 'It's Never Too Late', a few short stories on how some authors took that...

Making Money with Self-Publishing

I have written on this subject before, but with so many budding authors looking for more information, here are some of the latest arguments for choosing self-publishing over traditional. Most importantly, perhaps, it should be noted that traditional authors are likely...


The Linen Hall Library

Founded as the Belfast Library and Society for Promoting Knowledge in 1788, The Linen Hall is a unique institution. It is the oldest library in the city and remains the only subscription library in Ireland, continuing to generate a proportion of its income from membership. Founding members established the society on radical and Enlightenment ideals. Over more than 200 years, The Linen Hall has retained its independence, maintaining the principle that its resources are owned by the community for the community.

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