Seven years into a publishing poetry and short stories, William Van Winkle realized that publishing computing articles yielded far more paychecks. Not long after, he became a full-time freelancer for the likes of Tom's Hardware, PC Magazine, CPU, PC World, and many other outlets.
Roughly two million non-fiction words and one bald spot later, William reached middle age. He realized that he had just as many fiction words stored up in him, and they were not only eating away at his mind but also his hair. In an effort to keep what little is left, William is now pounding out fiction as fast as his copy writing and journalism schedule allows.
He lives in Hillsboro, Oregon with his wife, two sons, two nieces, and one surprisingly small Great Dane.