No wonder Bill likes books. His mom, Edith, read to him every night from an early age.
Bill's dad, Paul, encouraged him to study the Civil War by taking him to local historical sites.
Bill's dad loved to tell ghost stories to him and his cousins, Wade and Gary. Paul also got Bill to explore the works of Poe and Lovecraft.
Bill's grandma, Bernadine Johnson, fueled his imagination with tales of spooks and trolls.
Bill's grandfather, Paul W. Robertson, was an accomplished hunter.
Billy R. flashes a smile WEEKS after seeing THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL.
By the time Bill was a high school junior, he was already writing poetry on a regular basis. His first real poem, "Frank Luke," he wrote in Mrs. Johnston's freshman English class.
Bill in his pouty "Jim Morrison" phase on his high school graduation, June 1968.
Bill visits Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West. Hemingway's book IN OUR TIME had a big influence on Bill's early fiction.
Bill enjoys the best of both worlds--a fun summer of house painting and his first royalties check from White Mane Publishing.
Bill's author photo for DARK HAUNTED DAY
Bill with a Display of his Bucktail Books & Game
Bill delivered the commencement speech for the December 2012 graduation ceremony at Mansfield University.