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Tagsnon-fiction (61), fiction (37), Coldsmith (33), Spanish Bit Saga (30), biography (25), founders (17), revolution (16), frontier (14), colonies (13), founding (13) — see all tags

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About meI published my first novel, "Back to the Homeplace," released spring (2010) meeting my first major retirement work goal. The second novel in series, 'The Homeplace Revisited' released early June, 2011. A novella was added in 2013, "Murder at the Homeplace. "Christmas by the Homeplace" was added in October 2013. Each is available at in both print and Kindle editions. They are now part of "The Homeplace Saga" series of historical fiction family saga stories:

I retired in June 2009 after 15 years as a professor of management at Emporia State University, School of Business. I was named Professor Emeritus, which was very humbling. My primary hobby is genealogy, specializing in 1850 to 1930, but interested in early colonial settlements in Maryland and Massachusetts, in particular. Enjoy writing about my interests, have co-authored one text book, have written over 80 trade journal articles on business acumen, and published three genealogical works, in addition to academic publishing in journals. Recently published three new Genealogy works and one non-fiction booklet - see at:
Author of seven current blogs, e.g.,,

Write weekly columns at online newspaper:
Since early in 2012, I became the Heritage Tourist at the Going In-Depth digi-mag:

In the Spring of 2014, began a series of Historical Fiction articles on HubPages:

About my libraryMy reading in recent years has focused on the founding of the United States, colonial times, revolutionary times until the Jacksonian Era; growing interest in Civil War - read Team of Rivals; interest in the West and Frontier comes and goes.

GroupsAmerican Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Happy Trails Family Book Club, History Fans, Missouri Readers


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Real nameWilliam L. (Dr. Bill) Smith, PhD

LocationHollister, MO

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Member sinceMay 26, 2006

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Thanks for your review of The Legal Guide to Starting & Running a Small Business!
Reminder: The Missouri Readers Group will begin discussion of King of the Hill: A Memoir by A. E. Hotchner on April 1, 2010. No Kidding! The discussion thread is at I look forward to chatting with you all again!
Just a reminder! One week from today, on February 1, 2010, we will begin our Missouri Readers discussion of “The Moonflower Vine” by Jetta Carleton. We’ve started a thread, but try to avoid spoilers until next week!
Professor Smith,
LT attributes you as being the author of this book: Is this so?
Dr. Smith,
I noticed that we had quite a few books in common even though neither of us have particularly large collections. It turned out they are mostly of the early American history variety. I am working my way through your catalogue and I have already seen a few interesting possibilities. Thanks for posting them.

BTW I retired in 2003 and I would recommend that you take care of that at first opportunity. I haven't found much of a downside to my decision to do so.
I wanted to thank you for accepting my friend request. Judging by some of the books in your library I thought you might be interested what I write. You can take a look at my books at - Let me know what you think, Alex Hutchinson
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