Bill wrote his first 'hardcore' science fiction book in second grade during book week. It was a five-page interplanetary epic, with a montage front cover and full-page drawings. He came second in the competition which annoyed the hell out of him.
Having delved into Isaac Asimov's Space Ranger series as his first ever sci-fi read he has since read and watched everything and anything that can be even remotely classified as science fiction.
Bill has produced a few guerrilla films back when that was a thing and has been credited with the discovery of two exoplanets. These days he sacrificed his reading time to writing his own stories from ideas he has accumulated over the years.