More About the Author
Bill Douglas's nearly 40 years of study and practice of T'ai Chi & Qigong all around the world, as Founder of World Tai Chi Day, exposed Bill to more teachers and teachings of all styles than any other human being alive today ... while his decades of teaching T'ai Chi & Qigong meditation for some of the world's largest corporations, health networks and institutions, enabled him to cultivate a no-nonsense, science based, modern Western way of explaining deep and profound Chinese concepts that have often been called "mystical" because of a lack of ability to explain it. And the world's TOP Tai Chi & Qigong experts and champions have called Bill's book "the best" offering "the best parts of Tai Chi in easily understood ways." Bill's university hospital Tai Chi and Qigong programs have seen students finding profound and life changing benefits from his program.
Bill is author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong," and presenter in the acclaimed DVD "Anthology of T'ai Chi & Qigong: The Prescription for the Future," and CD "Anthology of Qigong." Many who've experienced Bill's tai chi and qigong program have enjoyed profound health benefits including relief from or improvement with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, chronic pain, migraine, fibromyalgia, MS, Parkinson's, and other health challenges.
Bill is the Tai Chi instructor for the University of Kansas Hospital and KU Medical Center, and Bill has been a Tai Chi source for "Prevention Magazine," "WebMD," "The Wall Street Journal," "The New York Times," "Reader's Digest," "Parade Magazine," "USA Weekend," and over 100 media worldwide.
He is the Founder of World Healing Day, and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, and has presented for or consulted for the National Parkinson's Foundation, the American Heart Association, the National Council on Aging, and Bill received the Lou Gehrig Hero Award from the ALS Association.
Bill is the winner of "Best Fiction of the Year" awarded by Spiritual Enlightenment Magazine, and was called "one of the most remarkable writers of our generation ... on a par with Charles Dickens" by Pulitzer nominee, David W. Menefee. Deepak Chopra wrote of Bill's work, "What a gift it is to see fictional entertainment tackling the large issues of humanity!"
His novels include: the acclaimed technological-spiritual thriller "2012 The Awakening," which hit the top ten in visionary or metaphysical lists in the US, UK, Canada, and France just weeks after its release.
NY Times best selling novelist, Steve Alten, wrote of Bill's first award winning novel, "Should be required reading for everyone on Wall Street and Capitol Hill."
While famed actor Holmes Osborne (The Box, The Quiet American, ER, Boston Legal, The X Files) wrote of Bill's novel, "With the suspense of a Da Vinci Code, the spiritual awareness of The Secret, and the fearsome aspect of Orwell's 1984, '2012 The Awakening' will keep you thinking about it long after you've put it down. What a terrific film this book will make!"
Bill Douglas's 2nd novel, an environmental-political thriller, is entitled "A Conspiracy of Spirits - Wall Street vs. The 99%." Pulitzer nominated author, David W. Menefee, gave it an enthusiastic 5 out of 5 stars, commenting:
"With books and films, people often say, 'They don't make them like they used to.' They are wrong ... Bill Douglas is one of the most remarkable writers of our generation. His craftsmanship ranks with the best of the old masters, and when I say in the review that the climax reaches "sublime proportions," I meant that sincerely.
Bill writes on a par with Charles Dickens.
I greatly enjoyed this book, and I tremendously admire the writing skill. Someone in Hollywood should option this book now.
I hope Bill will continue to muse about the great themes of life. Those issues, when mixed within a broth of good, evil, and melodrama, strike a primordial core within people.
Bill, many of us look forward to your next work!
-- David W. Menefee; Pulitzer nominated author
Bill also has written a very unique sometimes hilarious and always moving non-fiction inspirational look at life, entitled "The Amateur Parent - a Book on Life, Death, War & Peace, and Everything Else in the Universe."