William is a lifelong book lover and most of his work experience has been spent in their company in one fashion or another.
William is an avid reader of books of all kinds, particularly American literature and poetry. Among his favorite authors are Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Hardy and the California poet Robinson Jeffers. He is a prolific writer as well. His collections of poetry include Words for Songs Never Written and The Hunger Season. An Age of Monsters, his first book of fiction, is included in the curriculum at select universities across the country. His writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and in 2013 he was the recipient on an Acker Award, a tribute named after groundbreaking writer Kathy Acker, given to members of the avant-garde arts communities in both New York and San Francisco who have made outstanding contributions in their discipline. The Blood of a Tourist, his latest book of poems, was published in November 2014.