We learned that Bill had always wanted to write and quit his job at Franklin Covey a couple of years ago to pursue this dream. He self-published The Christmas Gift which did very well. The film rights to the book have recently been sold. Deseret Book is publishing his new book about Jacob Marley, Scrooge's old partner from A Christmas Carol, and he is looking forward to a book tour before Christmas which will include several Dickens festivals. Bill explained that he had always wondered about Jacob Marley and what happened to him, whether he ever get a chance to redeem himself after warning Ebeneezer Scrooge. If you have ever wondered who Marley was, how he got to be the way he was, and what happened to him after he died that brought him back to warn Scrooge, this is the book for you.
Bill is already well into the process of writing his next book which will be an allegory about how difficult it is to explain something intangible (like faith) to someone who has never experienced it. Below some photos of Bill in our store and with the family friends that came to visit.