For over thirty years, William H Abbott had a successful career as a Paleontologist and Geologist, writing over seventy professional papers on his science. At age fifty he decided to fulfill an old dream of writing fiction. His first novel, "Sarah" was published in 2006 with mixed reviews. This novel tackles the problems of Fundamentalism and its effect of young people. This novel and its "star crossed lovers" was obviously offensive to many in the American Bible belt but touching to many other readers. "Sarah" was followed by "The Hawk and the Phoenix" which has received great reviews and was selected as the second place winner in General Fiction by Premier Book Awards in 2009. This wonderful mystery revolves around the theme of 'redemption'. It has been a big seller on Amazon's Kindle. Dr. Abbott recently published another mystery titled "Autopsy" in the 2009, issue 13 of the literary magazine Carpe Articulum. He is presently working on a new novel titled "The Gospel of Karl". Recently it was announced that "Sarah" won the "Best Book of the Year" award for 2010 in The Premier Book Awards.