He grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a medic, graduated from the University of Washington, lived in Africa for half a year, and has traveled to six continents. He has been employed as a surgical technician, college instructor, news writer, television producer and Director of Public Relations and Marketing for an international telephone company.
Dietz is a member of the Writer’s Guild and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He and his wife live near Gig Harbor in Washington State where they enjoy traveling, kayaking, and reading books.
Here Dietz dreamcasts an adaptation of his new novel, Into the Guns:
On May Day, 2018, sixty meteors entered Earth’s atmosphere and exploded around the globe with a force greater than a nuclear blast. Earthquakes and tsunamis followed. Then China attacked Europe, Asia, and the United States in the belief the disaster was an act of war.Visit William C. Dietz's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.
Washington D.C. was a casualty of the meteor onslaught that decimated the nation’s leadership and left the surviving elements of the armed forces to try and restore order as American society fell apart. As refugees across America band together and engage in open warfare with the military over scarce resources, a select group of individuals representing the surviving corporate structure makes a power play to rebuild the country in a free market image as The New Confederacy.
Into The Guns has two main characters, a young army officer named Robin Macintyre (Mac), and Secretary of Energy Samuel T. Sloan, who is elevated to the presidency after Washington D.C. takes a direct hit from one of the meteors.
My choice for an actress to play Mac is Kristen Stewart, who has a long list of screen credits, and a demonstrated ability to play action roles. In my opinion there is a great hard/soft aspect to Stewart’s persona which would be perfect for the role of Robin Macintyre.
And for the role of Samuel T. Sloan I would choose actor Chris Pine, who has a proven ability to handle action roles (three Star Trek movies plus Shadow Recruit) and is the right age for the part. There, I’m ready to go! Hold on… The phone’s ringing. Could that be Hollywood>
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