Bill Fawcett

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After writing for the early issues of Dragon Magazine in the 1970's Bill became one of the founders of and lead designer at Mayfair Games, a board and role play gaming company. He has continued his game design work creating a number of PC games and apps. Bill Fawcett & Associates has packaged over 350 books science fiction, fantasy, military, non-fiction, and licensed novels and series for major publishers.

As an author Bill has written or co-authored over a dozen books plus close to one hundred articles and short stories. Bill has collaborated on several mystery novels including with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro including the Authorized Mycroft Holmes novels and the Madame Vernet Investigates mystery novels. As an anthologist, Fawcett has edited or co-edited over 40 anthologies. He was the editor of Hunters and Shooters and The Teams, two oral histories of the SEALs in Vietnam.

Among the non-fiction books Fawcett has written are Oval Office Oddities, 100 Mistakes that Changed History and Trust Me: 100 Leadership Mistakes that Changed History and 101 Stumbles in the March of History. His historical Mistakes series take an amused look at how the mistakes in history changed our lives include It Seemed Like a good Idea, It Looked Good On Paper (Engineering disasters), and You Did What. His military mistakes series include How To Lose A Battle, How To Lose a War, How To Lose WWII, How To Lose a War at Sea, and How To Lose the American Civil War.