Poetry Book Shows how Author Lived his Life

Throughout Bill McDonald’s career as an engineer, he sometimes wrote poetry capturing his feelings and emotions about important events, activities and circumstances of his life. After he retired, he decided to publish his works in his debut book “Walking on a Moonbeam: And Other Views from the Creek Bank” (published by Xlibris).

The collection of poems was written during his 50-year career in U.S. space and national defense programs, covering youth, adventure, love, seasons, change, hope, places and things, farewells, and prayer. The book echoes an important message: “No matter your initial circumstances, you can overcome them to achieve a full and satisfying life.”

“Many of the subjects dealt with are universal. There are many lessons learned that are timeless,” the author tells. “People who have read it like it. These lessons will appeal to many readers.”

An excerpt from the book:

Together we have made a beautiful sound,

That only a few have ever found

“Walking on a Moonbeam”

By Bill McDonald

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 80 pages | ISBN 9781543430936

E-Book | 80 pages | ISBN 9781543430943

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Bill McDonald is a retired engineer/scientist after working nearly 50 years in America’s space and national defense programs. He was born in Coffeeville, Mississippi and raised by his grandparents on a farm nearby after his mother left him and his father was killed in action during World War II. During his career as an engineer, he sometimes wrote poetry capturing his feelings and emotions about important events, activities and circumstances of his life. McDonald currently lives in Madison. Since his retirement, he spends most of his time with family and friends. He is still an avid reader, and continues to write when the moments arise. For more information, readers may visit wcmcdonald.com.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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