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2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650 at Beartooth Pass, Montana
2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650 at Beartooth Pass, Montana

My name is Steve Williamson and this is my personal blog. Most of this content is focused on three areas of interest: motorcycle adventure touring, my work as an author, and my interest in aviation (especially flight simulation).

My motorcycle adventures have taken me through most of the western half of the United States and Canada, primarily aboard a 2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650 I call “The Grey Mule,” as well as a 4-year stint on a 2012 Suzuki GSX-R750.

As mentioned, I am an author of fantasy novels. I have written four so far, and all form a connected series that will become a trilogy of trilogies. Books 1-3 are: Ohlen’s Arrow, Ohlen’s Bane, and Paragon’s Call. Together, they comprise the first trilogy, The Taesian Chronicles.

The second trilogy, Pillars of Taesia, begins with A Riddle of Scars, (book 4). Books 5 and 6 will was published in June 2019.

Finally, I write about my interests in aviation and flight simulation. I have built a Cessna 172 flight simulator based on X-Plane, installed in a standard closet of a spare room at my home. I also fly DCS World, a combat aviation simulation. Several articles focus on its construction and continued upgrade and maintenance efforts.

My day job is Senior Project Manager for eRep.com, the leading provider of the Core Values Index psychometric assessment. Part of my job is to write articles for the company blog.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!