William graduated from Carleton University, in Ottawa in 1988. For 16 years he worked as a Police Constable, the final five in the capacity of a Forensic Investigator. From 2004 to 2008 William worked as a Fire Inspector with the local Fire Department until making his move to the Office of the Fire Marshal in the summer of 2008 where he has been working as Fire Scene Investigator.
He, in part, paid for his university education as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, as a Reservist. From 1985 to 1988 he was a member of the Governor General’s Foot Guards, performing the Ceremonial Guard parade on Parliament Hill for three summers.
This experience added to the immense respect William has always had for the Canadian Military and those who have chosen to serve. This first hand experience has added to his familiarity to military life, and aids him in trying to recreate some of the feelings and reservations an historic soldier might have felt through his writings.
He presently resides in Kingston, Ontario with his wife, daughter and a host of pets.