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Treats serious subjects with a sense of fun and fun subjects with the seriousness they deserve.

Background Information


I write in the naturalist/realist tradition and claim Anne Tyler, Ethan Canin and Philip Roth as inspiration. If you like their work, odds are you'll like mine.

My newest title is the story collection Forgive Me, Father, published by Cold River Press in December 2014. It includes ten stories that have appeared in various journals and magazines, plus two new ones written just for the book. Links to it and to my previous publications are part of this site.

I'm also author of the novel What You Wish For, a 2012 family saga dealing with the issue of assisted dying. Still, it's not all grim. There are laughs as well, along with courtroom drama, quirky characters and three non-traditional love stories.

My other work is all over the map, from the rural and wholesome novel Belonging (2006), to the urban and kinky Gomez (2005). Sorry, there are no rules. I write only what compels me, though I hope it compels readers too.

In winning a 2011 national award, my story "Liar's Dice," a version of which is posted here in full, drew an accolade that I'd like to think applies to everything I write:

“...does a great job of creating an atmosphere without getting bogged down in long descriptions. The world and its tensions are quickly and easily established, and the plot twists and turns kept me involved to the bitter end.”

Adam Wilson - NYU Creative Writing Program


Listed as a Notable Alumn, Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Winner, for his story "Liar's Dice," of a national award in Scratch Fiction Magazine's 2011 competition. More recently, Bill's stories "Grouse Ridge" and "Forgive Me, Father," were nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize. Both are part of his 2014 story collection from Cold River Press, which is also titled "Forgive Me, Father."

Additional Information

Since 2010, a dozen of Bill's stories have appeared in journals such as The Farallon Review, Red Fez Magazine, Convergence, Primal Urge Magazine and The Blue Lake Review. Links to two of his published stories are shown below and versions of three others are posted in full under the Stories heading on this site. Please click on through and enjoy.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 254733 
Sacramento CA 95865-4733   USA
Contact Author: Bill Pieper
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My Other Webpage
This site, hosted by Amazon, lists all my titles, including buy buttons, as well as an expanded bio.

My Facebook Author Page
Chattier than the webpage, and more varied.

Red Fez
My story "Grouse Ridge" ran in Issue 42 (February 2012) and my story "Senior Project" ran in Issue 45 (May 2012).

Fiction 365
Here's where to read my 1,000-word story "Love on Haight," published June 2, 2012.

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