More About the Author
Good news for everyone who has read Amarillo! I am currently working on an audio version of it and am raising funds via an Indiegogo campaign. The reader is a very talented and experienced actor and audio book reader named Michael Butler Murray. You can go to the following site to watch a video and contribute: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/amarillo-audio-book--2
Native Texan Bill Durham wanted to be three things when he grew up: a writer, an actor, and a cowboy. He has achieved all three goals. His novel Amarillo, a "cowboy noir" legal thriller set in contemporary Texas, has garnered sterling reviews from readers both American and foreign, many of whom have never even been to Texas.
As an actor, Bill has appeared on stages across the country, from New York City to Los Angeles, with stops along the way in Muleshoe, Lubbock, and Austin, Texas. His specialty is the classics--think Shakespeare and Moliere--although he also has an affinity for playing folks who are either crazy or evil, and sometimes both at once.
Bill's grandfather, Art Wilson, was a for-real cowboy who also played polo with movie stars, taught Clark Gable how to ride a horse, trained and jockeyed quarter horses, and forgot more about the equine world than most of us will ever know. Okay, point of clarification--Bill never actually became a cowboy, which is probably a good thing; riding horses in the freezing cold and sleeping on the hard ground will never be favorite activities. However, he is an accomplished horseman, a part of his personality that is reflected in a key scene of Amarillo.
Although Bill comes from a long line of rednecks, he graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from Texas Tech University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from New York University. However, his breeding gives him carte blanche to say (and write) phrases such as "I ain't got no" and "gimme one a them."
He shares his life with his wife, who is an accomplished classical singer, his high-school age stepdaughter, four cats, and a dog.