Bill is the author of four novels, most recently his first New Orleans-set novel, THE DEVIL IN HER WAY, the next in the Maureen Coughlin series, released April 30 from Sarah Crichton Books/FSG. Also, THE DEVIL SHE KNOWS (2011), which featured Maureen’s debut, BLOODROOT (2009), and FRESH KILLS (2008), winner of the first Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Bill’s first three novels are set in Staten Island, NYC, where he grew up.
Born in Park Slope, Bill grew up in Brooklyn and on Staten Island. After college in Scranton, PA, where he studied communications and English, he taught high school English on Staten Island. In 1997, he moved to New Orleans, where he has taught high school and college, worked in an antique shop, and done absolutely everything there is to do in the bar and restaurant business (except cook). He received his MA from the University of New Orleans in 2005. He plays drums in the Ibervillains, a rock and soul cover band.
Bill lives in New Orleans’ Garden District with his wife, AC Lambeth, a writer and yoga instructor, and their two dogs.