M.R. Williamson- Author
m.r. williamson- AUTHOR
Mr. Williamson grew up in Memphis, Tennessee during the forties and fifties. It was a time when reading books, especially fiction, was very popular. After a tour in the United States Air Force and Keesler University, he moved to Horn Lake, Mississippi with his wife, Connie. His first two novels, ‘Pragamore, A New Beginning’ and ‘Krypendorf, The Fourth Lesson’ reached seven countries through E-bay and sealed his fate to write Speculative Fiction.
His short stories have been published such anthologies as ‘Different Dragons’ (WolfSinger), ‘Shelter of Daylight’ (Sam’s Dot), ‘Clockwork Spells and Magical Bells’ (Kerlak Publishing), ‘A Tall Ship, A Star, And Plunder’ (Dark Oak), and ‘Full Moon Mahem’ (Dark Oak). His poems have garnered the attention and ink of such anthologies as ‘America at the Millennium’, ‘Awakening’, and the Commercial Appeal. His latest short story anthology, ‘The Curse of the Monkey’s Paw’, was published in 2015 by Alban Lake Publishing. It garnered a four-star review from Horror Maiden.
His newest novella (2015) is ‘The Angel of Holloway’ (ProSe) in the Stories from Nam Collection. The contract for ‘The Stone Collector’ (ProSe) in that same series has also been signed.
I am a coordinator and charter member of Imagicopter—a group of writers, artists, illustrators, and publishers who are on constant tour in the Mid-South area.
A normal life was all that soldier Johnny Tremain ever wanted. But laying wounded in the elephant grass deep in the jungles of eastern Vietnam, he saw a vision of a girl from his past, one whom he once loved. “Get up, Johnny,” she urged. “You’re not hurt,” she said. Quickly realizing this was no vision, Johnny struggled to his feet and followed her, hopefully toward Camp Holloway. Losing his strength, he passed out only to be brought back by the same, haunting voice. Those at Camp Holloway accredited Johnny’s survival to something angelic. But visions sometimes follow soldiers home, all the way back to the States. And the only way to escape back to normality is to confront them. . . . But how? Pro Se Productions proudly presents The Angel of Holloway by M. R. Williamson, the first in a series of digest novels set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, tales of love, loss, of war and the supernatural. Cover Photograph by Kimberly Richardson.
Billy Joe Willis had spent most of his young life trying to find the normality others seemed to enjoy. Being a Native American raised in a Catholic orphanage did little to help the young Shoshone in that direction. Upon his eighteenth birthday, however, he found a place to fit in- The United States Army. And then came Vietnam. But this young man never knew ‘normality’ could have so many faces. After a serious wound left him dependent on a pain killer, he turned to Lin Son, the girl he fell in love with at Camp Holloway. With the Son family’s help, the addiction was overcome. But the Viet Kong were a more deadly threat. The raids on Lin’s little fishing village claimed her, her grandfather, and several of the other villagers. BJ’s wound earned him an honorable discharge enabling him to return to Tipton County, Tennessee and purchase an old country home. Working feverishly, he was finally able to send for Lin’s parents. With them, however, came another--one that could not be seen, An Son. Being a Shaman, An Son had the power to move between the world of the dead and the one BJ lived in. Saving and helping lost souls to move on was the grandfather’s business now, but he needed help, one who was living. Little did BJ know that he was about to fight again. But this time, the enemy was much more powerful than the Communists. War and Horror and Home tangle into a chilling tale in THE STONE COLLECTOR by M. R. Williamson. From Pro Se Productions.