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Beta V has produced both fiction and non-fiction books and other content since 1992. Our principle author, William Vaughn also writes under WR Vaughn for his New Adult (over 18) titles. While beginning as an independent author with Hitchhiker's Guide to VBSQL, Mr. Vaughn has had nine titles published by Microsoft Press, APress and Addison Wesley as well as seven titles published through CreateSpace and Amazon/Kindle.

He's currently focusing full-time on writing popular fiction in both young-adult and new-adult genres. So far, there are six books in these fiction genres and more on the way. He's also published a number of short stories on Medium and Whatpad. William spends a portion of his day providing assistance to other authors as well as those needing help navigating today's complex technical world.

An award-winning author and photographer, William's books, articles and images have delighted readers young and old for decades. He resides in the Pacific Northwest where the forests and fauna provide a rich source of story ideas.

Where to Buy Our Books

The answer to that question is not that easy. When you buy from an independent publisher like Beta V, you have to decide where you want your money to go. If you go into Barnes and Noble and order one of our books, we get less than seventy-five cents a copy for a $14.95 title. However, if you buy from CreateSpace the printer, we get a little more than half of the sale price about $6.50—a considerable difference. Ordering through Amazon removes one of the two middle-men so we get a bit more, but only about $2.80/copy. If you live in the Redmond, Washington area, McDonald's Book Exchange is one of the last remaining independent bookstores who carries all of our fiction books. If you buy the Kindle versions, we get about half, unless the book is enrolled in the KDP Select program, in which case we get a tiny (very tiny) share of the revenue from of Kindle books sold plus a pay-for-page royalty. This means, the author only gets paid for the pages you read. It is for this reason, we're planning to remove our books from the KDP Select program in the near future.

The Authors and Autographs Expo is another opportunity to buy any of our books and meet the author. Mr. Vaughn will be signing books in Everett Washington at Xfinity Arena on September 30th-October 2nd. 


We're very pleased that virtually all of the reviews on all six fiction titles have been five star. While we don't really expect that everyone will rank our books so generously, we would appreciate your feedback on the books that you've read. More reviews mean more exposure on Amazon and more attention from the public. Please share your experiences with The Seldith Chronicles and The Timkers any way you can.

Young Adult Fiction Titles

While William characterizes his early work as "technical fiction," in 2008 he refocused his efforts on young adult fiction. The result was The Seldith Chronicles, a series of books that follow the exploits of a forest elf no taller than a Shiitake mushroom. He likes to say these books are written specifically to treat "Harry Potter withdrawal." The Owl Wrangler, the first in the series was been added to the Lake Washington School District's Summer Reading program.



New Adult Fiction Titles

Written for new adult readers, under the name WR Vaughn, The Timkers -- A Stitch in Time delivers an exciting, fast-paced adventure. Readers follow Sam Harkins, a troubled young man fleeing from the police. He finds himself transported to his favorite period in time—the 1930s. After discovering the Great Depression is very different than imagined, Sam meets Ruth, a girl desperate enough to work in a brothel. They fall in love just before Sam is recaptured and forced to return to his own time, without his sweetheart, but with a serial killer hot on his heels. It's currently available in print and from Amazon/Kindle—search for "Timkers."


The Timkers - Déjà vu delivers the same thrill ride as the first. Back in his own time, Sam Harkins again falls in love and begins a life he hopes can be "normal" only to find his world is not really what it appears to be. He is swept up in a journey is filled with suspense, romance, and a frightening glimpse of the future. Sam's new love is also transported back to rural Virginia just as the American Civil War begins. It's currently available in print and on Kindle from CreateSpace or Amazon/Kindle—search for "Timkers.



In The Timkers - Borrowed Time Sam Harkins has seen the future—he never wanted to go there again, but he and Avey, his fiancée are compelled to return. In 2084, they’re faced with a despoiled planet where the people are uploading themselves into robots to avoid starvation. Cynthia, a soccer mom, is caught up in the intrigue, and is soon captured by a handsome rebel bent on rescuing the planet. Cynthia must decide to trust the rebels, or betray their plans to the authorities—risking her own arrest. Aarden, a powerful artificial intelligence entity, has convinced Sam there is hope, but he has to help her gain control of the planet and, more importantly, Sam’s time machine. Watch for this title in early summer of 2016.It's currently available in print and on Kindle from CreateSpace or Amazon/Kindle—search for "Timkers."



Technical Titles

Before William retired from the technical world, he wrote over a dozen books as well as hundreds of magazine articles, editorials and training courses. His work has been translated to German, French, Italian, Czechoslovakian, Korean and Japanese so you'll find them in bookstores all over the world.


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 This site last updated September 15, 2016