William (Bill) H. Smith spent his teenage years sailing the waters of Narragansett Bay. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Western New England College.

While pursuing his career in manufacturing, he developed his experience in boating, becoming an avid sailor, scuba diver, and captain. In the 1990s, he and his wife moved from New England to Florida and took up residence on the St. Johns River.

Smith currently resides in North Florida. And apart from his novel, The Shoreline Murder(s), he has published poetry and has several other written works in progress. Besides his scholastic credits, he has held a United States Coast Guard captain’s license and spent years as a certified diver.