Bill's first foray into suspense / horror / supernatural fiction came in the ninth grade with a short story titled The Silence. It was the tale of a young man trying to keep his fear in check as he makes his way across a graveyard on a dark night. He almost makes it, but trips and falls on a broken bottle. It closes with the line "As the scarlet ribbon begins to flow the silence rules again". This earned him both an "A" and, needless to say, a trip to the guidance counselor's office.
Through all of the twists and turns Bill's life has taken, he has always written. Short stories, songs (lyrics and music), whatever format best fit the demands of the particular muse he was satisfying.
Bill believes that the greatest writing asset he has is all of the people who have passed through his life. "You take part of this person, part of that person, and put them in a story you have lived yourself or watched someone else live, and you can't help but end up with a compelling read".
Bill is a native of Raleigh, NC, who spent his formative years in Southeast Arkansas. He now lives in Pittsburgh, PA. His family is rounded out by a son named Billy, who shares his musical talent, and a miniature dachshund named Theodore, who shares his lunch.