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The price of freedom is too often the blood of patriots.

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This is the OFFICIAL website of Award-Winning author William Alan Webb.

You’ve been warned.

So who is this Webb guy and why should you care? William Alan Webb is blessed (cursed?) with a restless mind which is forever creating new worlds of adventure.

From the high mountains of Castle Havenwulf in Corland, on the first world he created, Reven, to the post-USA world of The Last Brigade, Webb’s boundless imagination carries readers to strange new places. Bigger-than-life characters and snappy dialogue are his trademarks, unforgettable stories his stock-in-trade.

Writing is a dangerous profession

Steeped in the traditions of the masters of the genres in which he writes, be it a crime novel, military thriller or straight sword and sorcery, Webb pays homage to the trailblazers who made it possible.Heinlein, Howard, Zelazny, Leiber, Tolkien, Lewis, even Stan Lee…these influences shaped a style that looks at the world with mesmerized fascination.

You also might glimpse a bit of Tom Clancy in his work, or Michael Connelly, or Robert Crais, or Randy Wayne White. Regardless of influences, however, there is no doubt Webb’s voice is unique.

At the core of his being are the values instilled in him by growing up in the greatest country in the history of the world, the USA.

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14 thoughts on “Welcome to the madness!

  1. Joy Grzelak says:

    when will books after number 4 be available? Started the Last Brigade two days ago and you can’t just leave them hang on the side of a cliff.

    1. Bill says:

      Hi Joy, thanks for the question! Book 5 is due out in less than two weeks, if we can get the edits done tha fast. If not, we’ll put it off until early May. Thanks again!

    2. Anonymous says:

      Thank God. Usually I have several books going at once but I’ve got this story in my head and it keeps pushing everything else out

      1. Bill says:

        Wow, you have no idea how much your kind words mean to me! Thank you ever so much!

  2. mikewf5yahoocom says:

    Mike Faircloth,

    Hey Bill, I am about 10% into “Standing in the Storm”. So far I really like your books. I pick the books or series that I read by reading the 1 Star ratings. I saw that some people complained about characters not being realistic. Who cares it’s Sci-Fi. I also saw that most of the bad reviews were people complaining that the books were America-Loving, Leftist-Hating, Muslim-Bashing, Red-blooded American Patriotism BS. I knew right away that this was a series that I wanted to read. So far the only criticism I have is some of the slang or use of acronyms. I just retired in 2018 after serving 25 years in the army. 12 as an infantryman and 13 as a Green Beret. (Side complaint, no Green Berets so far). I will list the things I am referring to and my opinion on how they should have been stated to more realistically relate to soldiers who served. First is Burp, I don’t really have a problem with the acronym I think it is a pretty good one. I personally have never heard the term of endearment for for our beloved Muslim friends across the pond. I know Rag-Head is part of the burp acronym but It is used mostly by itself. Others are Towel-Head, Goat-F#%ker, and my personal favorite Booger-Eater or Booger for short. That covers the slang, now on to the acronyms. A LRRP is a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol. I know you know this, and yes it is pronounced “lurp” when spoken but a soldier would never spell it that way when writing. Also, “Task Force Kicker will conduct a recon to the southwest” is how it would be said, not “Task Force Kicker would be lurping to the southwest.” LRRP is a noun and would never ever be used as a verb. It is a HMMWV (Highly Mobile Multi-Wheeled Vehicle) not a Humvee. What I am trying to say is spell out the actual Acronym, not the term phonetically. Anyone who has ever served will automatically pronounce it correctly while reading the acronym. I say this because these are how things would be written in an After Action Report and only an idiot or someone who doesn’t know anything about there job would write “lurp” or phonetically spell any acronym in an AAR. I am not calling you and idiot and I know you haven’t served, I am just trying to inform you of the way someone in the military would write it even in a story. I can tell you are an awesome dude, you are very patriotic, you love and respect our Nation’s Defenders, and I would love to get hammered with you sometime on that Tennessee Whiskey you always write about. I am just trying to give you some constructive feedback to help. Also if you don’t want to confuse non military readers that may not know how some of these acronyms are pronounced, then maybe introduce an acronym like so: LRRP (pronounced “lurp” when spoken). I hope this is helpful because I really like your books so far.

    1. Bill says:

      First and foremost, thank you for your service. I have so much respect for all members of our armed forces. On to the acronyms and slang. BURP was my invention, so it’s no surprise you have heard it before. As for the rest of the slang, terms and the like, the first draft of the book did everything you say, but early reads by non-military readers caused us to edit most of that out. It’s a fine line between putting in too much but enough to create the illusion of being inside the unit. But I’ll definitely take your comments into account in the future and might even call on you for advice. As for getting hammered…it sounds great, but at my age getting over it is akin to getting hit with a sledgehammer. However, one or two drinks never hurt anybody. My best to you! Bill

  3. Nolan Little says:

    Hey Bill, I just finished Standing At The Edge and have thoroughly enjoyed the series. As a former Army gunship pilot and Infantry Officer I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I started the first book and encountered General Angriff and his Desert Eagles. I thought, “Oh no. Here’s another super-soldier book written by a 14 year old.” Not the case at all and your research is impressive.

    A couple of things I felt were missing – no Warrant Officers. The majority of the Army’s helicopter pilots for almost 60 years have been irascible, irreverent, incredible Chief Warrant Officers. The second was the absence of Little Birds, the OH-6 Cayuse (Loach). The original concept of the Apache as a tank killer was they would operate in hunter/killer teams. The LOH would target a tank with a laser using a snorkel from one site and the Apache, also sighting through a snorkel, would pop-up from behind a ridge line, punch a rocket, then drop out of sight and move before the enemy could return fire.

    Now. For the $64 question I’m sure you’ve never been asked. When the heck is book 4 coming? Great series.

    You know what? Now that I think about it, maybe they thought nobody would want to be stranded inside a mountain with a bunch of Warrant Officers who had nothing to do. Charlie Mike, my friend.

    1. Bill says:

      Nolan – First, thank you so much for the kind words. It is for you and all of your brethren in our armed forces that I write the series. You have my eternal gratitude.

      The Eagles were a conscious choice. I knew how ludicrous it was for someone to carry them into battle, but I also knew that if Patton could wear Colt Peacemaker’s then Nick could wear Desert Eagles. If nothing else it was fun.

      As for Warrant Officers, there ARE some in the unit, I just haven’t written about them yet. But I will. As for the OH-6, I thought about giving them a few, and may yet find some stored away somewhere. I also thought that I did the pop and shoot thing with the gunships during the battle against the Chinese, but maybe I didn’t make that clear.

      Anyway, God bless you and all your fellow American warriors!


  4. Guy says:

    You must have spent some time in or near Clio! Beautiful place, with the meadow to the west and the Forrest to tea east!…. and the couple of sharp turns in Hwy 70 there. Thanks for including in you story!

  5. Bill says:

    Actually that’s not such a big thing zzz as SEALs, I believe take men from other services.

    1. Bill says:

      Bill – You’re 100% correct, SEALs can transfer to the Navy from other services. And the rules for Task Force Zombie are different anyway, since the whole point is that the members have no identity that can be traced back to the US. No dogtags, no name, nothing. That lets them do jobs the regular military can’t. But Green Ghost personally is in the Army, for reasons that become clear in Book 3. If you’ve read it then you know what I mean.

  6. Blake Hudson says:

    In one of the first two Books, Green Ghost tells someone “I’m a SEAL.” But later he is a Colonel?

    1. Bill says:

      Whoa, great pickup! You’re the first. The Zombies told people that, since they mirror the skill set, but the SEAL thing was always a diversion. Honestly I thought we’d removed that from the book because it was too confusing, so I’ll attend to that. It was supposed to say ‘think of me as a SEAL.’

      Man, that’s great attention to detail. Would you be interested in joining my circle of consultants on future books?


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