Bill A. Brier grew up in California and went to Hollywood High School. After serving in the air force as a combat cameraman, he hired on at Disney Studios as a film loader and advanced from there.
He earned a master’s degree in psychology—a big help when working with Trumpish Hollywood producers—you’re fired! During his more-than-twenty-five years in the movie business as a cameraman, film editor, and general manager, Brier worked on everything from the hilarious The Love Bug, to the creepy The Exorcist, to the far out, Star Trek and Battle Star Galactica.
Eight years ago, Brier switched from reading scripts to writing mysteries and driving racecars. After completing three award-winning novels, he signed with Black Opal Books.
The Devil Orders Takeout was a finalist in the 2015 Faulkner Creative Writing Competition. The Killer Who Hated Soup placed third in the Southwest Writers 2013 contest for mysteries and was shortlisted for finalist in the 2015 Faulkner Creative Writing Competition. The Killer Who Wasn’t There placed semi-finalist in the same Faulkner contest.