Mel B., a resident of Toledo, Ohio, since 1972, is a writer specializing in recovery, timely business topics, speeches, publicity and military history. Retired since 1986, he served in public relations for a major corporation headquartered in Toledo.Mel B. is a recovering alcoholic and a longtime member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He writes anonymously on subjects related to alcoholism and was a contributing writer for Pass It On, AA's authorized biography of co-founder Bill Wilson. In addition to Ebby: The Man Who Sponsored Bill W., he has authored two other Hazelden books, New Wine and Walk In Dry Places, as well as several Hazelden pamphlets. He has also contributed about fifty articles to The Grapevine, the international journal of AA.
Noted 12 Step author and speakerCenter City, MNBill holds advanced degrees in applied sociology and archival methods. Having worked in this field for over twenty-five years, he has also authored 15 books on the history of AA and 12-step recovery. He worked at the headquarters of Alcoholics Anonymous for five years in New York City. Bill's primary interest is the founding period of AA and the writing of their text in 1939.