Bill Engleson is a retired social worker, pickleball aficionado, energetic novelist, poet, humourist, essayist, and flash fictionista. He is an engaged community volunteer, who lives on Denman Island, a small Island located between Vancouver Island and the Mainland of British Columbia.
Previous to The Life of Gronsky, he published one noir-ish novel, Like a Child to Home, which received an Honourable Mention at the inaugural 2016 Whistler Independent Book Awards. In 2016, Silver Bow Publishing released his second book, a collection of humorous literary essays entitled Confessions of an Inadvertently Gentrifying Soul.
Since the fall of 2020, deep into Covid’s second wave, his poetry has appeared in several anthologies including, VIRL’s Alone but Not Alone – Poetry in Isolation (editor Jonathon Bigelow), Drift – Poems and Poets From the Comox Valley (editors Edwin Varney and Daniel J. Kirk), Victoria’s Planet Earth’s The Sky
is Falling! The Sky is Falling! (editor Sheila Martindale), the first and at least one subsequent edition of the Van Isle Poetry Collective (editor, April Hilland).
He has any number of other writing projects in the hopper including a prequel to his first novel entitled Drawn Towards the Sun.
For more information, check his twitter, @billmelaterplea, and his facebook page engleson