A hybrid author of adult and young adult mystery novels, Bill also writes short fiction, some of which has been included in anthologies edited by Lee Child (yes, THAT Lee Child - the bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers). We recommend checking out the interview Bill did with Sentence to Paragraph about his latest book, Property of the State (2016, Poisoned Pen Press), for an engaging discussion about how to capture the modern teen voice and writing about social issues without the book becoming a polemic.
Bill is a generous human being who has supported other writers for many years. Sione met him, in fact, through a weekly community reading series Bill organized that was open to writers of all ages, genres, and skill levels. In addition to judging the inaugural ShoreIndie Contest, Bill has agreed to field questions about writing and his decision to become a hybrid author in an #AskAuthor chat (date/time TBD), and we are thrilled to host a giveaway of Property of the State on that same day. We are so grateful to have Bill as a ShoreIndie judge, and we hope you'll help us show him the love!
Bill tweets @bcmystery. Be sure to check out his website, www.bill-cameron.com.
Critically-acclaimed mystery author Bill Cameron is the author of the dark, gritty mysteries County Line, Day One, Chasing Smoke and Lost Dog—featuring irascible Portland homicide cop Skin Kadash. His first young adult mystery Property of the State, introducing troubled yet resourceful Joey Getchie, was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016: Teen.
In 2012, County Line won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Northwest Mystery. Lost Dog was nominated for the 2008 Rocky Award and was a finalist for the 2008 Spotted Owl Award. His short story, “The Princess of Felony Flats,” was nominated for a 2011 CWA Short Story Dagger Award. Bill’s short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Portland Noir, Murder at the Beach, Killer Year, and First Thrills.
Bill lives with his wife in Oregon. He is an eager traveler and avid bird-watcher, and likes to write near a window so he can meditate on whatever happens to fly by during intractable passages. He is currently at work on the first in an adult mystery series set in central Oregon.
Skin Kadash Series
The Legend of Joey Series