"Clipped Wings, They Do Fly"

by William Michael Barbee

"Clipped Wings, They Do Fly"

by William Michael Barbee


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This novel tells the story of a young Billy Ray Michaels who's been diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorders. The story details the life of Billy, showing how he grows from an adventurous youth to him ending up in court for a crime in which he doesn't remember committing. With over 20 years of collected writings, the author delicately weaves his personal collection of poetry into the mental struggles of Billy Ray. The character's relationship with women especially the dealings with his Psychiatrist and his Mother, really allows the reader to understand the emotions built up within Billy's heart and his connection with his pets illustrates his bond and longing for family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615579894
Publisher: United II care
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM MICHAEL BARBEE, is an entrepreneur and artist who believes that all of God's creations are beautiful. He began writing this book, "Clipped Wings, They Do Fly" as an autobiographical sketch. After battling depression for many years, William was able to reflect on the notes that he retained while in counseling with Shelly Neiderbach PhD. Those same writings became essential for giving depth to the main character in this fictional novel, "Clipped Wings, They Do Fly."

The original script for this novel was written as a tribute to his parents, Otha Donald (late) and Josephine P. Barbee. William attributes his and his sibling's successes to their parents. William used this novel to honor his mother for her long contributions and sacrifices. He believes that in spite of her physical disabilities, her teachings are forever reminders of how to stay grounded in these tough economic times. He credits her Clipped Wings for his ability to Fly; taken from the old adage, On your shoulders I stand.

Once its original form was completed, William decided to change it's content to reach a more diverse audience. While keeping true to his real life's experiences, he altered some of the behaviors in order to give shape and character to the fictional representation of Billy Ray Michaels.

His ability to merge his expertise in business, while staying true to his creativity as an artist is remarkable. William Michael presently owns and operates six separate companies and affects over thirty plus households weekly. However successful he's been in business, William Michael believes in his principle that "the acceptance of failure is the beginning of success." He strengthens his beliefs by, "Living life as if it's your last day, do all you can do for others as long as it doesn't kill you, and to Leave more than you take." This is the first fiction novel that he has written and is in the process of writing his first screenplay for his first movie project.
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