William Barnwell

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See Death of the Camel's Child: You have never known real fear until it happens to you, but then it is too late.

What if you had to try to save the world's oil even if you didn't especially want to? But your dead sister tells you to do it, and she does have to be avenged. So Berry Lee Cane goes into battle against an idiot savant of killing who thinks he is the new Lawrence of Arabia. The winner may have a big say on whether you keep driving around or not. The climax is a violent one in a city park in Charlotte, NC, in the dead of night. But the choice of which one dies is decided by an uninvited third party.

Do you want to know what's going on in inner-city high schools during these days of great expectations, increasing excellence, and no-excuses accountability? Read The Dungeon Below Bling-Bling High and find out.

Part 1. A new subspecies is engineered to survive without man's help. Part man, part insect. They are bred to be super salesmen. But what are they trying to sell? Like Victorian novels back in the day, this novel is being serialized in eBook format. Watch for Part 2 soon

Watch this site for discussions about current trends in the e-novel and excerpts from upcoming work.

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(male) Probably the most successful of all the Old French names of Germanic origin that were introduced to England by the Normans. It is derived from Germanic wil ‘will, desire’ + helm ‘helmet, protection’. The fact that it was borne by the Conqueror himself does not seem to have inhibited its favour with the ‘conquered’ population: in the first century after the Conquest it was the commonest male name of all, and not only among the Normans. In the later Middle Ages it was overtaken by John, but continued to run second to that name until the 20th century, when the picture became more fragmented.

Short forms: Will, Bill.

Pet forms: Willy, Willie, Billy.

Cognates: Irish: Uilliam. Scottish Gaelic: Uilleam. Welsh: Gwilym. German: Wilhelm. Dutch: Willem. Scandinavian: Vilhelm. French: Guillaume. Spanish: Guilermo. Catalan: Guillem. Portuguese: Guilherme. Italian: Guglielmo. Czech: Vilém. Slovenian: Viljem. Hungarian: Vilmos. Lithuanian: Vilhelmas. Latvian: Vilhelms.


English: habitational name from a place so called; there is one in Cambridgeshire and another in Northamptonshire, both named with Old English beorn ‘warrior’ (genitive plural beorna) or the Old English personal name Beorna + well(a) ‘stream’.

FOREBEARS A John Barnwell (c.16711724) emigrated to SC from Ireland at the end of the 17th century.

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This is the first of The Blessing Papers series covers by Carl Lundgren. He uses this motif later in a poster entitled The War of Science and Religion.

A contemporary thriller. See insert of part of Chapter 1.
When a group of over-the-hill entrepreneurs are working on at least one scheme a month, one of them has to work, right?
Barnwell has recently finished his ninth novel, a contemporary economic thriller, Practicing Resurrection, about a man who feels he was personally responsible for starting the Great Depression, and a family that has held the secret of an even bigger economic conspiracy dating back to 1913, but leading to bizarre murders in our time.
This novel is a prequel to the Blessing Papers series when an ancestor discovers a living metal that can destroy the world. The Blessing family vows to stop it.
With the loss of the ability to read, the world disintegrates. In the afterlife, in an Ireland of the future, a young man searches for reasons for the Fall and how to put it back together.
With all his doubts, how will Turly Vail/Blessing safely unlock the precious secret of the Blessing Papers?
Turly Blessing makes his way through arid valleys and the Lower Mountains, and his courage becomes the final test for the future of all things in the rise and fall of the sigma curve.
Young Adult Novel
In school, students, drugs, gangs and new challenges clash at an inner-city school under great pressure to do well. A strange narrator and a compelling outsider act together to either meet the challenge, or lose everything. I, Lord Several, an alt/punk rework of an earlier short story is being issued as a magazine serial as in the days of Charles Dickens. See first page of website with overview. See insert of Chapter 1.
Writing as a craft
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