In addition to the newly released What You Wish For (Eloquent Books, 2010), Nevada City and Sacramento resident Bill Pieper is author of the novels Belonging (2006), Gomez (2005) and the award-winning Fool Me Once (2003), as well as the novella collection So Trust Me (2000). In September 2006 he was named Best Local Book Author in the Sacramento News & Review's annual Best of Sacramento issue.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Bill studied creative writing at Sacramento State University and was a founding member of the writers' group Wednesday Muse and the publishing co-op Pacific Slope Press. More recently he has been studying philosophy with and emphasis on ethics and law, also at Sacramento State.
As a speaker or participant at literary events, Bill has been part of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, the Sacramento State Summer Writers' Conference, given lectures at the College of San Mateo, as well as readings sponsored by Nevada County Literature Alive, the Sacramento Library Foundation's Authors on the Move dinner, and the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library's Focus on Writers Conference. His media appearances include discussing his books and writing on Sacramento's Channel 18 TV and many times on radio, most notably KVMR in Nevada City, KXJZ in Sacramento, and KQED, KPFA and KUSF in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bill is married, has a grown son and a charming baby granddaughter. His interest in art, music, bicycling, fencing, cooking, fly fishing, photography, tennis, California history, and Buddhism not only inform his work but make him an engaging interview guest. For further information, see his Facebook page Bill Pieper - Fiction & Facts.