William Vaughn is a writer of Young Adult, New Adult and technical manuals, living in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Marilyn. A lifelong adventurer, Vaughn has travelled all over the world, starting at a young age with his military family. He went to school in Germany, Thailand, and in Virginia. After graduation, he enlisted and continued his explorations through the U.K., Europe, Asia and Australia.
These travels sparked his imagination, resulting in colorful stories in “The Seldith Chronicles” series, including: “The Owl Wrangler,” “Guardians of the Sacred Seven” and “The Truth.” He is now venturing into a new genre: New Adult, which focuses on storylines that readers just beyond the Young Adult stage can relate to and generally include characters aged 18-25.
Vaughn started his writing career creating technical manuals for computer geeks. These included The Hitchhiker’s Guide series: “Hitchhiker’s Guide to VBSQL” (3 editions) and “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server” (4 editions), “Hitchhiker’s Guide to SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services”, as well as “ADO Examples and Best Practices”, “ADO and ADO.NET Examples and Best Practices and ADO.NET Examples and Best Practices for C# Developers.” He was a contributing author to several other similar technical books and dozens of technical articles
Have you always written?
Yes, and no. I wrote a number of short stories after returning from Vietnam in the early 1970s, but I began writing technical articles in the late 1970s, contributing to a jointly authored book on operating systems in 1980. By the time I retired from the technical world in 2010, I had written (and had published) over a dozen books and many dozens of magazine articles. As to fiction, many would say my technical works also fall into the “fantasy”. . . (For full article http://penmenreview.com/spotlight/the-penmen-profile-young-adult-and-new-adult-author-william-vaughn/)