Some of Bill’s earliest and fondest memories involve travel--more specifically, escaping into fiction. A childhood book club subscription yielded stacks of timeless, memorable titles that he has since shared with his own children. Bill graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism degree and has spent more than two decades writing award-winning ads and commercials, first in Chicago, and now back in North Carolina, where he also teaches writing at his alma mater. He has written two humorous suspense novels, both involving European travel, "Ring of Fire" and "Battle Axe." He is currently working on a third, set partly in Ireland, for release in fall 2016.