The Pharm House, a suspense/thriller from debut novelist Bill Powers was originally released in June 2013 and is now re-released with a new awe-inspiring cover that introduces this foreboding and darkly suspenseful story.
Bill resides in Mendham, NJ with his family and is a former pharmaceutical industry scientist/executive, which gives him inner knowledge of the hidden underworld of the global pharmaceutical business. He spent years leading pharmaceutical research and development groups in the US, Europe and Asia.
Bill has a lifelong love of books, stories and words that he continues to nurture. A voracious reader of fiction, mostly suspense/thrillers and non-fiction, historical biographies, several years ago while still working at a major pharmaceutical company, he decided to try writing a thriller. The goal of becoming a published thriller author became a passion.
When writing a fictional story, it still must be believable. The author must cause the reader to develop “the willing suspension of disbelief”. In other words, the reader must be willing to ignore the fact that they are reading a fiction and be willing to become immersed in the story. This leads to the phrase for a writer of “write what you know”. The extension of that phrase is “if you do not know it, learn it”.
While working full time in the world of big pharma, Bill did not have time to learn other realistic aspects needed to write a believable story and that led him to set his first novel inside the pharmaceutical industry. He gives the reader a small peek behind the curtain so to speak while turning his story into a dark, entertaining and believable tale.
Even though The Pharm House is set in a pharmaceutical company, it is really a story about family. It’s about Nicholas Harding, a young scientist/executive at Marshall Pharmaceutical. Nicholas is a regular guy – a single Dad trying to raise a precocious 11-year-old daughter while clawing his way up that ever so slippery middle management ladder.
But unknown to Nicholas, there are dark forces inside Marshall Pharmaceutical and he is about to be drawn into their plans and finds himself fighting for his career, his family and perhaps even his life.
Bill has since retired from his position in the pharmaceutical world and is now fully focused on a writing career. He is working with his publisher, DonnaInk Publications to aggressively market The Pharm House and is also working on a second thriller novel currently unnamed.
The next book will pick up with several of the main characters of The Pharm House, Nicholas Harding and his family. Bill also has several other books in the early works, including a political thriller.
He says that the easy part is thinking up ideas for stories. He has a vivid, active and sometimes rather odd imagination. The hard part is developing the daily discipline to write.
Bill has attended numerous writer’s conventions and events and had the opportunity to meet several top tier thriller writers, including Harlan Coben (a NJ native), Vince Flynn, Steve Berry, Lincoln Child, Douglas Preston, Michael Palmer and Steve Martini.
Asked to name one thing that makes his thrillers stand out, Bill answered, “I like a little bit of bad in my good guy. I don’t like protagonist who are so goody, goody that they are not believable. My protagonists have a dark side and have to fight with themselves on how much of that dark side to release.”
“If injury has to be done to a man, it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”
Do you ever wonder how drugs get in those little brown bottles? Read The Pharm House and you may give it a second thought.
The Pharm House is published by DonnaInk Publications and is available at the publisher website http://www.donnaink.org The Pharm House original version is available through Amazon.com (both print and Kindle version), Barnes and Noble Nook, Kobo, Scribd and CreateSpace, as well as approximately 50 other eBook retailers and distributors.
The re-released version of the Pharm House is also being forwarded to BookMasters (one of the largest integrated providers of publishing services in the world) for expanded distribution, including with Baker & Taylor and Ingram.
Other distributors will be added over the next few months.
For more information about Bill Powers and his upcoming released, please visithttp://www.Donnaink.org. Also join Bill on FaceBook, LinkedIn, Twitter and WordPress today. Moving forward, our focus will be shifting to the marketing side of things. You will be hearing more about The Pharm House in other venues (besides from me). My thanks to my publisher Donna L. Quesinberry and the team at DonnaInk Publications.