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Hi folks,

I'm William Hertling. I'm a huge kindle fan (I just gave my kindle touch to my wife, and I'm reading on an iPad mini now.)

I've been reading for about thirty-seven years and writing for about three. (I've published two technothrillers, and two non-fiction books.) I'm a huge fan of classic cyberpunk, some of my favorites being Neuromancer by William Gibson, Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams, and Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.

I'm a computer programmer by education (BS and MS in computer science), and did web development for HP for about ten years. Then I moved into strategy and management, and worked on social media and web optimization for eight years.

Then a few years ago I read Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity is Near, and noticed how many science fiction books gloss over the moment of artificial intelligence emergence. I set about to remedy the situation and published my first novel. One of the best pieces of advice I received was from the writer David D. Levine who told me to "keep the pipeline full". So although I never imagined I would continue to write, I'm now at work on my fifth book.

I have three kids and live in Portland, Oregon.
 

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Greetings and Welcome, William!! We are so glad you found KindleBoards, an independent resource for people who own or have interest in Kindle, so our forum is for both readers and writers. We have many areas that you probably will like. Have you been to The Book Corner yet? That's the area for discussions about books (naturally :D ). That's also where you will find threads about books Recommended by our Members and a list of additional sites for Book Lovers.
Then there is the Book Bazaar where our member/authors post about their books and the Writers' Cafe that has discussions about writing, publishing and many other topics. Here is a link to all the KindleBoards authors:Unofficial master list of KindleBoards Authors. That is also where you will locate Bargain Books and even Free Books threads where you can get reading material at low or no cost! If you have a question about your Kindle or it's usage, check out the FAQ or the forum about Tips, Tricks and Trouble Shooting . Or, just ask your question. We have many helpful and knowledgeable people here at KB and we feel there is no such thing as a "dumb" question. Questions about KindleBoards may be answered at Forum tips. If not, once again, ask away! To keep everything running smoothly, we ask that everyone read Forum decorum. There are a few points there particularly for authors. Further questions from authors concerning KB may be answered here: Authors:8 essential KindleBoards tips.
Another popular place is Let's Talk Kindle, where all things in the Kindle world are posted about. Do you have a Kindle Fire? Join in the conversations or ask questions in the Fire Talk area. Be sure and check out the Photo Gallery, where pictures of members, pets, flowers, landscapes or just almost anything interesting can be found.
Have you been to the Accessories area? There you will see information about covers, skins, lights, bags, stands and many other items to allow you to personalize your Kindle.
Looking to just kill some time while you are waiting for your Kindle or if you have your kindle, want to try something different? Try INFINITY Game - Word Association or The "INFINITY" Thread: KEEP POSTING...Ready, Set,... GO!!! or one of the other threads in the Not Quite Kindle area.
Sorry for the long post, but there is just so much to do, learn and like about KindleBoards that I just get carried away. :)
 

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Hi, William, and welcome to KG.  Glad to have you with us.  Wishing you every continued success with your writing. 

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Welcome to KB!
 

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Hi William,

Welcome to the boards!  Nice to meet you.  Congrats on your books.  Enjoy the community!  :)

Lee
 
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