Bill Williams was born and raised in Clinton, Kentucky, attended Murray State University for two years, then transferred to the University of Kentucky, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1967.
After graduation, Bill joined NASA at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where he worked as a systems engineer, NASA Test Director, Convoy Commander, and Technology Transfer Manager, on the Apollo Program, Apollo-Soyuz Program, Skylab Program, Viking-Mars Program, and the Space Shuttle Program. He met his wife, Sandy, in California while working on the Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Test Program in 1976.
Bill retired from NASA in January of 2001 after 34 years of government service and moved to Australia with Sandy and their son, Jonathan. Sandy is a native Australian and wished to return to her homeland. While in Australia, they purchased a home in Croydon, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, and a small farm in South Gippsland near the small town of Leongatha. After three years, they returned to Florida. In June of 2012, Bill and his family moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where Sandy took a position with the Air Force on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Since returning to America, Jonathan has earned his degree in Electronic Production & Design from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and works for ROTU in Boston.
While writing this novel, Bill drew on his years of experience with NASA and his life-long love of science fiction, and modeled many of the characters after co-workers and a childhood friend. Those people will recognize their personalities as they surface throughout the novel. After keeping this work on the back burner for 30 years, Bill began writing in August of 2009 and finished five months later.