William Michael Stephens was born in San Diego, California. He graduated with a B.A. in English from California State University, Fresno. He is currently teaching high school English in Salinas, California. He has been a teacher for 15 years and has taught grades 6-12 in Tulare, Fresno, Santa Clara, and now, Monterey county. His hobbies include, aside from writing; cars, football, and guitar. William has written poetry and short stories for the majority of his life and About a Girl is his first novel. He is presently working on his second novel.