Unless you've been living under a rock--or don't read--Bill's debut novel is a must.

"This novel by Bill VanPatten is nothing short of brilliant. . . The pacing is fantastic and the narrative flows effortlessly. Lovers of Greek mythology will love this never before explored sides of the gods and their very human emotions. VanPatten did his research well, depicting the personality of all the major gods true to legend so they are easily recognizable." --Judge, 27th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

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Winner of the 2019 Kops-Fetherling International Books Silver Phoenix Award for Best New Voice in Fiction

It's here and ready for your autumn read! The first book in the Will Christian mysteries! Looks Are Deceiving. In the hot summer of California’s Central Valley, the bodies pile up. Are they victims of hate crimes--or something else? 


"A top-notch, deliciously readable mystery. . ." The Prairies Book Review

"A cosy mystery/thriller with an unlikely and admirable hero, and a meaningful message. . .

Loved it!" Reedsy Discovery

"A highly readable whodunit that's well grounded in social issues." Kirkus Reviews


Bill has two novels in the works, A Little Rain, a story told from the perspectives of three different family members--and Never Trust a Dead Body, the second book in the Will Christina series of mystery crime novels featuring amateur sleuth Will Christian that take place in Mañana, a fictitious town in the Central Valley of California.

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Oh and here's a super short award winning story titled "Leaving." Click here to download the pdf. It's free. Not a lot you can get for free these days!

And here's another story that just received an honorable mention in the Writer's Digest 90th annual fiction competition. It's called "Home." Click here for a free copy.

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Snapped this photo of a guest at a hotel this summer.