Author Archives: Bill Powers

Just Where Do Drugs Come From?

US Pharmaceutical sales topped $450 billion in 2016. This is a mega-industry with considerable political clout in the US. So, …  

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The Marshall Family Estate

The drive from the Marshall Farm Business Complex to the Marshall family estate and mansion was only about 10 minutes. …  

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The Pharm House – Setting

The Pharm House is set in the present with the main portion of the story taking place in western New …  

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Characters of “The Pharm House” Part 2

Jack O’Connor – Nicholas’ boss at Marshall Pharmaceutical Jack was a Senior Vice President and a member of the Marshall …  

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Characters of “The Pharm House” Part 1

Beth Cowlings Beth is Nicholas’ attorney. She is from Raleigh North Carolina and is an old friend of Nicholas’ mother, …  

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Evolution of “The Pharm House”

How did I come up with the story and title for The Pharm House?  My first attempt at writing a …  

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The Borgias

  Speaking of Toxicologist (as in Nicholas Harding in The Pharm House), any aficionados of The Borgias out there? As …  

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Just what is a Toxicologist?

Nicholas Harding, the protagonist in my first novel, The Pharm House, is a toxicologist by training, like myself. When I …  

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The Power of Poisons

A couple of years ago, when I saw that the American Museum of Natural History in New York, was running …  

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Cute and Venomous

“Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.” …  

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Just Where Do Drugs Come From?

US Pharmaceutical sales topped $450 billion in 2016. This is a mega-industry with considerable political clout in the US. So, …