Colourpoint Creative Ltd is the largest Northern Ireland publisher and one of Ireland’s leading publishers, specialising in a range of subjects from Northern Ireland, Irish and general interest books covering historical, social, political, biographical and topical interests, to the long standing field of transport history and heritage.Read More
My name is William Long, but I’m known to my friends as Bill, and I live and work in Northern Ireland, the better part of the year.
I’m from a sales and marketing background, having at one time my own business designing and producing branded goods for a wide range of high profile clients, including Coca-Cola, the Ryder Cup, the Five Nations Rugby Championship etc. After retiring from business, I devoted some of my time for a few years to working in a men’s hostel for the homeless.
Now I concentrate on writing, with my current project being a series of sci-fi/fantasy adventure stories aimed at the young adult market – and older kids!
The first in the Timecrack Adventures series Timecrack, followed by Copanatec, have been well received and are also available from most online booksellers, worldwide, including Amazon.
An Unexpected Diagnosis is the title and lead story of the author’s personal encounter with cancer. Although faced with a life-changing situation, he tells it with some humour.Read More
‘Bill’s perspective on a cancer diagnosis is truly insightful … a detailed account of emotions and events at a truly vulnerable time …’
Brian Duggan FRCS
‘… a fascinating read from the patient’s point of view.’
Dr R Clements
‘… I feel you have shown just how one feels when confronted with a serious illness …’
Dr O Hunter
‘This new collection of Irish short stories will invoke a wide range of emotions in the reader. Some are hilarious, others quite unnerving and thought-provoking.’
Jill Todd Editor GJT Services