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About Bill

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Bill is an award-winning author whose books have received critical praise from a variety of venues. His first novel, Seidon’s Tale, won the Kops-Fetherling Silver Phoenix Award for best new voice in fiction, and his second novel, Looks Are Deceiving, received the Readers’ Favorite International Bronze Award for LGBTQ fiction and was also a Distinguished Favorite in the Independent Press Awards. This third novel, A Little Rain, won the bronze medal from the Self-Published Book Reviews International Book Awards for general fiction and was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize for fiction. 

 

Bill writes both novels and short stories, mostly contemporary adult fiction. Gay and Latino characters figure prominently in his work, not because they’re trendy but because Bill believes they are a necessity. He loves to rip the bandage off his characters’ secrets and expose them raw to the reader.

 

Prior to writing fiction, Bill had a very successful academic career with an international reputation in the field of second language acquisition and teaching. He walked away from that because the calling to write was too great to resist. Boy, does he love storytelling.

He lives in a small town in California's Central Valley, which has served as the inspiration for the fictional town of Mañana where many of his characters live, work, love, and on occasion, kill. 

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Bill is a proud ember of of the  San Joaquin Valley Writers branch of the CWC.

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