William Loizeaux's first novel for adult readers, The Tumble Inn, is forthcoming in September, 2014. Born and raised in New Jersey, he worked summers as a road department laborer and a greenkeeper's assistant. He went to college at Colgate University and graduate school at the University of Michigan. For many years, while living near Washington, DC, he wrote in the mornings and painted houses in the afternoons. In fiction and nonfiction, he explores the fundamental human dramas--birth, love, and death--as they occur in particular places and times. After the death of his first daughter, he published the memoir, Anna: A Daughter's Life, a 1993 New York Times Notable Book. A second memoir, The Shooting of Rabbit Wells, about the shortened life of a high school classmate, came out four years later. And while his second daughter was growing up, he wrote two novels for children, Clarence Cochran: A Human Boy and Wings, which received the 2006 ASPCA Henry Berg Children's Book Award and was the 2006 Golden Kite Honor Book for Fiction. His essays and stories have appeared in venues such as The Christian Science Monitor, The American Scholar, TriQuarterly, The Massachusetts Review, The Gettysburg Review, and in a number of anthologies. He lives with his wife in Boston, where he is Writer-in-Residence at Boston University.
Books:The Tumble Inn, October 2014