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About Bill Cameron

 

Official Bios

Biographies of various lengths follow. A downloadable PDF of all versions is available in the Downloads list at right.


Tiny (25 words):

A denizen of Oregon, Bill Cameron writes critically-acclaimed mysteries, including the award winning County Line, and the forthcoming Property of the State. bill-cameron.com Twitter: @bcmystery


Shorter (75 words):

Bill Cameron is the author of the Skin Kadash mysteries: County Line, Day One, Chasing Smoke, and Lost Dog. His stories have appeared in publications like Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Portland Noir. In 2012, County Line won the Spotted Owl for Best Northwest Mystery. His next book, the young adult mystery Property of the State, arrives in 2016. Bill lives in Oregon, where he’s at work on his next mystery. www.bill-cameron.com | Twitter: @bcmystery


Short (100 words):

Bill Cameron is the author of gritty mysteries featuring Skin Kadash: County Line, Day One, Chasing Smoke, and Lost Dog. Bill’s stories have appeared in publications like Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Portland Noir, and Killer Year. His work has been nominated for multiple awards, including the Spotted Owl Award, the Left Coast Crime Rocky Award, and the CWA Short Story Dagger. In 2012, County Line received the Spotted Owl for Best Northwest Mystery. In 2016, Property of the State, a young adult mystery introducing troubled yet resourceful Joey Getchie, will be available from The Poisoned Pencil. www.bill-cameron.com | Twitter: @bcmystery


Full (335 words)

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, will be available from The Poisoned Pencil in June 2016. In a starred review, Kirkus described Property of the State as, “An eminently satisfying series opener for mystery fans who want their downtrodden detectives to be appealing, clever, and unafraid of action.”

Of County Line, Publishers Weekly said, “Contemporary sharp-edged noir doesn’t get much better than Cameron’s mournful novel featuring ex-cop Skin Kadash.” And New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain described Day One as “an utterly engrossing page-turner.” In the Vancouver Voice, Carolyn Schultz-Rathbun said, “The body count is positively Shakespearean, but in Cameron’s vision of P-town’s dark underbelly, love really is strong as death. Maybe stronger.” Chasing Smoke received a starred review from Library Journal, and Booklist declared, “it engages the reader on an emotional as well as literary level.”

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 his next entry in the The Legend of Joey series, as well as the first in an adult mystery series set in central Oregon.

Bill tweets at  twitter.com/bcmystery. Learn more at www.bill-cameron.com.

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