Bill Ferris is the former guitar player of several rock and roll bands you haven't heard of. He now writes mysteries, horror, fantasy, and science fiction, and has published several short stories in publications such as Crowded, Stupefying Stories, The Again, and a forthcoming episode of the Tales to Terrify podcast. He is currently shopping his mystery novel, The Other Van Zant, about a struggling rock band living in the shadow of Lynyrd Skynyrd--it's rather like Scooby Doo without the talking dog or moral compass.

In his spare time, Bill enjoys writing music, spending time with his wife, and playing and building stuff with his two boys. He is also pursuing a master's degree in instructional systems technology from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He hopes to acquire additional free time and interesting hobbies in the coming years. 

Bill Ferris is represented by Evan Gregory of the of the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency


Bill Ferris is a man of simple tastes, except when it comes to guitars.


Favorite font: Rockwell

Favorite guitar: His Epiphone Flying V. He likes it even more than his Gibson Les Paul, which is saying something.

Favorite book (this changes every couple months without warning): Holes by Louis Sachar

Favorite movie: The Big Lebowski

Favorite band:

  • Classic: Led Zeppelin
  • Modern: The New Pornographers
  • Fictional: Snowblower

Favorite TV show: The Venture Bros.

Favorite day of the week: Tuesday, when his writing group meets

Favorite podcasts: Back to Work and Roderick on the Line

Favorite time of year: Fall. It has the moderate temperatures of spring, but with football on TV and the anticipation of Christmas.

Favorite mode of dress: Either jeans and a T-shirt or a shirt and tie. Bill finds anything in between confusing.

Favorite sport to watch on TV: Football

Favorite kinda-sport to watch on TV: Professional wrestling

Favorite point-of-view: Bill prefers third-person.