William Dietrich

About me

William Dietrich is the author of 17 books, including the Ethan Gage series of Napoleonic adventures and books set in World War II and the Roman Empire. His work has sold into 28 languages. As a journalist he shared a Pulitzer for covering the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and has worked as a university professor.

From my website

The North Cascades

As an author, contributing to a gorgeous collaboration like The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby, is a (sorry, I can’t resist) peak experience. I finally got my hands on an advance copy and am thrilled by the result. The 190-page paperback coffee-table book, with two…

Back To School Sale

The old rule of thumb, as cited by the publishing industry, was that the price of a book (meaning hardback) should be about the price of a good restaurant meal. As in, $25 to $30 for most hardbacks today. Then came paperbacks. Then came book superstores and chains. Then came…

Ethan Continues

Ethan Gage is in trouble again. Thank you. When HarperCollins decided last year that the series had run its commercial course and declined to contract for book eight, I thought they might have a point. I warned readers of this blog that Ethan looked headed for retirement. But a bunch…

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