William Gensburger

Writer | Screenwriter | Narrator

I’ve always been a writer, from the time that I realized the world inside may head offered so many possibilities. Through the years, I have always written, whether as a journalist, advertising writer, teacher, ghost writer, blogger, newspaper and magazine publisher, and much more.It seems that I have spent so much time helping other writers write, that I have neglected my own work. But that is changing as I put out short stories, collections, novels and even screenplays, both under my name, or under pen names.

I just released an eBook titled: FOR THE PRICE OF TWO FORTUNES. Six short stories-one low price. From youth, a dystopic future, to the richness of days gone by, backyard humor & more. Included: For the Price of Two Fortunes, After the Leaves, World of Walls, The Warriors, Barrymore House, On Deck.

These stories represent various phases of life, from optimistic and funny, to pessimistic and dark. As with all journeys in life, poignant memories create a vivid backdrop upon which to create. For the Price of Two Fortunes offers a glimpse of youth that, despite its casualness, hides an uncertain truth. After the Leaves is a story of a family struggling to remain together. Only by retelling their story are they able to hold onto hope. World of Walls, a dystopic, future love story is ironically mirrored in some parts of the world already. The Warriors is a fun piece about life in the suburbs and a particularly vexing problem affecting two neighbors. On Deck is a distance relationship story with a twist. And Barrymore House, a nostalgic look at an Australian boarding school setting when a former student returns as a housemaster and teacher, confronting his own demons.

“Funny to sad, well told tales that make an interesting read.” ~ Sarah Hartman (Beta reader)

The eBook is available in a variety of formats, Kindle, ePub and PDF, a steal at $0.99.
Find it on Amazon or Smashwords.
I also record audiobooks for other writers with two currently available, The Tenth Cycle  The Ninth Cycle, by JC Ryan, and two under production: Genetic Bullets (sequel to The Ninth Cycle), and All That Remains by Robin Melhuish. 
My writings include the following:

Signs You Not Be An Idiot is a humorous look at life’s foibles. The lunacy of everyday life, that we have come to accept as the norm, makes excellent fodder for my book.
Available as all format Ebooks on Smashwords for $0.99 HERE

One reader wrote: I find myself in agreement with Mr. Gensburger on practically every topic discussed in this book. His lighthearted approach enables one to be challenged to think without feeling confronted to think. Well done sir.” ~ Cliff Hitchcock

Another wrote:This is a humorous reflection on modern life. On the other hand it is seemingly endlessly grumpy. So this is fantastic if you like that sort of thing!” ~Paul Little

I have two novels coming out in 2017.  Damaged Goods is science fiction thriller that follows Harold Cranston once he steals the money for a new clone body, only to get hunted down as a result. And just when he is about to get killed for it, a surprising twist throws the plot in a whole new direction.  

The other,  Girl With No Name is a mystery following a young woman who returns to the small town she was born in, to avenge her sister’s murder. The only problem is that her sister is not dead, but you’ll have to read the book to know why.

In addition, a collection of my short stories is nearing completion, and I hope to have that released later this year, as well.  These stories range from short and serious, to complicated and amusing, led by the title story, The Unfinished Man. In this story, we follow the poor schmuck whose job is to clean up after the superheroes – you know, the web slinging fool that leaves his sticky strings everywhere? How’d you think it gets cleaned up? Of the night vigilante with the sharp, metallic weapons that he leaves sticking out of concrete walls. They have to be collected and cleaned and accounted for. What a job! Find out what happens when the anthology is released.

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William Gensburger