Cyclops Conspiracy Action Adventure Spy Novel

Gold Bay Spy Adventure Novel

Whitewater - Athriller novel

“McGinnis is the new king of thrilling, action filled, blockbuster novels”  
~N. Robyn

“William McGinnis is … utterly remarkable … and … by far the most gifted writer I am aware of at capturing the heart and soul–the very essence of a whitewater river experience …”
~George Brown

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An Adam Weldon Action-Adventure Mystery Suspense Thriller

Slay the Dragon: An Adam Weldon Action-Adventure Mystery Suspense Thriller  

China’s relentless strategy of all-out unrestricted warfare—with the willing participation of bought-and-paid-for US elites—is bringing America to its knees. Can an ex-Navy SEAL, a tech-genius Chinese dissident, an Oakland cop, and a Silicon Valley billionaire save American democracy and put China on a better path? To find out, plunge headlong into this rousing, up beat, rip-roaring Adam Weldon thriller.

Winner of Literary Titan Gold 5 Star Award!

  • This action-adventure thriller set in the Bay Area and China will keep you on the edge of your seat!
  • It’s sharable—you can send complete copies to friends!
  • This is a fun read—and also an important book that could change the course of history. No kidding!
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Pioneering river outfitter and author William McGinnis is probably best known for Whitewater Rafting and The Guide’s Guide Augmented, his definitive guidebooks to whitewater rafting and professional river guiding.

His other works include the absorbing short nonfiction narratives Sailing the Greek Islands: Dancing with Cyclops and Disaster on the Clearwater, and the novel Whitewater: A Thriller.

Nowadays, this versatile author is weaving the same themes that underlay his earlier works–compassion, love of nature, and joy of life–into gripping, uplifting novels, and reports that he is doing the best writing and most important work of his life.

Please explore the vast quantities of interesting interviews, stories and blog posts on this site by clicking on the links in the nav bar above.

Author William McGinnis interview

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Literary Titan Book Award

The Literary Titan Book Award
Received by William McGinnis July 2021!

The Literary Titan Book Awards are awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and imagination of these talented authors.

Ken Streater’s Good Change Podcast with William McGinnis

Pondering Leadership, Writing, and the Beauty of Life’s Voyage a Conversation with William McGinnis

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Lisa Haselton Book Reviews

McGinnis “Nails It!”
Lisa Hazleton Interviews
Thriller Author William McGinnis:

Learn how to stay focused and overcome obstacles—to writing or any endeavor! Also, gain insights into Slay the Dragon, learn about hot new reads… and more. Click here to read this new interview.

 Interview with international thriller author William McGinnis

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Tunnel Chute RaftingBill McGinnis is featured in
Legends of Rafting Article

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Making Friends with Pandemonium

Four Things I Learned Running Rivers—That Help Me Now as a Novelist—and As a Human —by William McGinnis

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