William was born in a small town on Lake Erie, Pennsylvania. As a child he spent countless hours immersed in his father’s library, rumored to have been purchased from Alexander Graham Bell's granddaughter's estate. It was here that he found his passion: to live a life worthy of writing his own stories. For the past few years William spent his time traveling the world, including recent trips to Australia, Cuba, Germany, Italy, London, Scotland and Beijing, and making quality California wines. His hope is that others will enjoy his writing and wine as much as he enjoyed creating them.