Media Kit

About W.H. Cameron / Bill Cameron

Official Bios

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

Tiny (22 words, 180 characters):

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

Shorter (66 words, 434 characters):

When not tending his chickens, Crossroad author W.H. Cameron shapes unruly words into captivating people caught in harrowing situations. As Bill Cameron he writes the critically-acclaimed Skin Kadash mysteries, and his YA mystery Property of the State was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best of 2016. His stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, A Beast Without a Name, and more.
whcameron.com | Twitter: @bcmystery

Short (100 words, 629 characters):

When not tending his chickens, Crossroad author W.H. Cameron shapes unruly words into captivating people caught in harrowing situations. As Bill Cameron he writes the critically-acclaimed Skin Kadash mysteries. His stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, A Beast Without a Name, Lee Child’s First Thrills anthology, and more. His work has been nominated for the Left Coast Crime Rocky Award, the CWA Short Story Dagger, and multiple times for the Spotted Owl, which he won for County Line. His YA mystery Property of the State was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016: Teen. whcameron.com | Twitter: @bcmystery

Full (341 words, 2,220 characters)

Crossroad author W.H. Cameron raises backyard chickens in Oregon, and shapes unruly words into captivating people caught in harrowing situations in his writing room. As Bill Cameron, he’s the critically-acclaimed author of the edgy and stirring mysteries County Line, Day One, Chasing Smoke and Lost Dog—featuring irascible Portland homicide cop Skin Kadash. His young adult mystery Property of the State, introducing troubled yet resourceful Joey Getchie, was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 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.” Booklist said, “Joey’s intense, gripping narration of his heartbreaking life will haunt readers.” Publishers Weekly said of County Line, “Contemporary sharp-edged noir doesn’t get much better than Cameron’s mournful novel featuring ex-cop Skin Kadash.” 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. Cameron’s short story, “The Princess of Felony Flats,” was nominated for a 2011 CWA Short Story Dagger Award. His short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Portland Noir, Murder at the Beach, Killer Year, First Thrills, and A Beast Without A Name: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Music of Steely Dan (Fall 2019).

Described by Publishers Weekly as a “pulse-pounding tale [that] begs to be read in one sitting,” Crossroad marks the first in a series about Melisende Dulac, an apprentice mortician more comfortable with the dead than the living.

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

Author Photo: W.H./Bill Cameron

Downloads

Cover Art Downloads

  • Crossroad (300 dpi JPG format in a ZIP archive)
    Cover design by Melanie Sun
  • Property of the State (300 dpi JPG format in a ZIP archive)
    Cover design by Christian Fuenfhausen
  • County Line (300 dpi JPG format in a ZIP archive)
  • Day One (300 dpi JPG format in a ZIP archive)
  • Chasing Smoke (300 dpi JPG format in a ZIP archive)
  • Lost Dog (300 dpi JPG format in a ZIP archive)

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