Bill Bucko has degrees in philosophy from Purdue University, and has been a Montessori teacher and computer analyst. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in “The Atlantean Press Review” and “The Intellectual Activist.” His books include:
The Mysterious Valley, by Maurice Champagne (as translator), The Atlantean Press, 1994;
Ayn Rand’s French Children’s Magazines: The Early Inspiration of a Great Novelist, The Ayn Rand Institute Press, 2009 (limited edition);
and three novels set in the early Italian Renaissance:
Bring Me Giants!, the story of an atheist scholar at the court of the first Renaissance pope in 1451;
The Outcasts, a free-thinking boy’s rebellious quest for truth in 1400s Florence, at the dawn of the Renaissance;
Raphaella di Piero, the harrowing drama of a girl whose father murdered her mother … and the boy who loves her.
Literary influences: Ayn Rand, Victor Hugo, Sandra Shulman’s “The Florentine,” Rafael Sabatini’s “Bellarion”