The Author William Shagbark Hubbell was born in Lansing Michigan in 1947. In 1970-71 he was a resident in a folk singing coffeehouse called Beaux Arts where he brought a christian influence to the hippies. The book 7711 is about that time. He has since worked in the states of Michigan, Florida, and Texas. He has used the pen name "Shagbark" since 2001 when he began submitting articles to h2g2.com. Also on h2g2.com are 43 edited articles by this author. A complete list is found at http://h2g2.com/entry/A78736693. In 2014 He wrote The Shagbark Jokebook.
William Hubbell currently lives in Lansing, Michigan with his wife and two cats. A third cat, having lived in the Hubbell household since the beginning of the millennium died on Thanksgiving day 2015.