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

My Blogs

Writing books for a living is a tough sale.

 The old article reproduced below is one I wrote a couple of years ago. But I feel it is worth repeating simply because so many aspiring authors continue to ask me about self-publishing. A traditional publisher can receive up to 5,000 unrequested submissions a year,...

I Lost the Manuscript

Writing a memoir is a challenging project. One that members of my family and a few friends have hinted at recently: to start putting pen to paper, before I lose the plot. Mainly, I suppose, because of my background and the many ups and downs I have experienced during...

Time Travel Books

Ben Fox, the founder of has launched a highly stimulating new website for authors and booklovers. One that is growing rapidly every day and, he believes, will soon come to rival Goodreads! It’s free to join, and with the launch of my latest time...

A Literary Discovery

In the preface to an early book of mine An Unexpected Diagnosis, still available as an eBook on Amazon - I tell of the Irish storytelling tradition that stretches all the way back to the time of the ancient Gaelic storytellers. The Seanchai’ travellers, who used to...

Ireland’s Eye

Too long a sacrifice – Ireland and the Holy Land

DRIVE through the peace walls of north and west and Belfast and you will be struck by the number of Palestinian and Israeli flags. The tragedy unfolding in the Middle-East has divided opinion around the world and deepened disagreement in Ireland. Unionists and...

Ulster’s great, green monster

IT is the largest body of fresh water in Britain and Ireland covering 151 square miles in the heart of Ulster. Together with the River Bann, which flows in from the south and out from the north, it is a dividing line in Northern Ireland. To the east politics is...

Policing plunged into turmoil

IRISH policing is in turmoil. Simon Byrne, chief constable of the Police Service of Northern, has apologised but refused to resign after an unprecedented security breach which saw the personal details of 10,000 serving officers and civilian support staff released into...

Anger over the airwaves

IRELAND’S public sector broadcasters have got themselves into a terrible state and there is anger over the airwaves. In Northern Ireland questions are being asked about the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Nolan Show and the eye-watering sums paid to its presenter...