M.L. Williams is an award-winning ex-journalist. He retired after more than 30 years of battling deadlines to venture into the book-writing world. Williams lives in Cedar Rapids. His latest novel, “A Most Promising Planet,” is a historical fiction project speckled with fantasy and spiced with a hint of science fiction. Williams also has written: a science fiction duology; a short-story anthology about growing up in Iowa; and partnered with another author on an adult-themed sci-fi novel.