William P. Robertson is a versatile and prolific writer of novels, short stories, autobiographical sketches, and poetry. A recognized historian and speaker, William excels in well-researched novels with dynamic characters and is best known for his ten-book Civil War Bucktail series co-written with David Rimer. The authors' French and Indian War Alleghenies series set in the wilderness of colonial Pennsylvania has also been well received.
Equally popular are Robertson's tales of Gothic horror. These stories abound with sensory details reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe and Jim Morrison, both strong influences of his style. Based on local legends and traumatic personal experiences, William's horror conjures an eerie atmosphere that chills right to the bone.
Lately, Robertson has added humor to his artistic palette by revisiting his childhood of the 1950s and '60s. He writes these sketches with generous portions of delight, insight, and youthful exuberance. Word economy and irony, like that practiced by Ernest Hemingway, are equally important to his approach.
Truth be told, the author's first love is poetry. He is fascinated by the variety found in this genre and is equally proficient with free verse, shaped verse, and rhymed styles. Winning a poetry contest in ninth grade first ignited his passion for writing that has lasted for over fifty years.
To explore Robertson's entire catalog of books, visit his author page at Amazon.com. The link is posted on the "Links to Others" page here at Bucktails and Broomsticks.