Bill was born and raised in Vancouver and has had jobs ranging from wrestling a bear in Winnipeg to teaching high school in Surrey, BC, including a stint in the RCAF as an Air Traffic Controller. He has travelled extensively and once went to Ireland where his hobby of songwriting and guitar playing evolved naturally into performing. He played in and around the Dublin area before returning to Canada. Moving to Vancouver Island, he began writing songs about Canada and with Jake Galbraith co-produced eight albums that have been aired on radio throughout North America and the U.K. The duo performed from Vancouver Island to Cape Breton and California at venues that have featured such luminaries as Blue Rodeo, Natalie McMaster and Ricky Skaggs. They also performed on national television and radio. More than a dozen recordings of Bill’s songs have been made by other artists.
In 2000 he turned his songwriting skills to writing historical fiction and has since published 8 books with Touchwood Editions. He lives in Victoria, BC.