Bill Schrader was born in Ludington, Michigan. He graduated from Manistee High where a high school English teacher recognized a promising writer in him and encouraged him to study journalism in college. Bill’s dream, however, was to be an Air Force pilot, but his 20/30 vision prevented that dream from becoming a reality. After 4 1/2 years in the U.S.A.F, he enrolled in Indiana Inst. of Technology, where he earned B.S. degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering.
Never far from his writing, he has always kept a journal and while in college wrote many articles for the school paper, presided over several college clubs and held the office of President in two non-college organizations of the local community. He even did his homework once in awhile.
Always one to learn new things, he obtained his private pilot license, ham radio license, started two ski clubs, held offices in three different Unitarian churches. (He moved around a lot.) He and his wife, Elizabeth, raised two beautiful daughters, Cyan and Pia (He says they obviously take after their mother.)
His engineering career was spent primarily in the Mid-west where he became Chief Manufacturing Engineer of several companies. This allowed him to write numerous technical papers and do considerable traveling. He has to admit, however, being the boss may have given him a higher salary, but he found hands-on engineering to be more enjoyable, and preferred it to the management game of corporate politics.
Bill retired from Honeywell in Minneapolis and moved to the Lake Chapala area of Mexico, where he still hasn’t learned to say NO to those asking for his help in volunteer work, but he has found time to write two novels and one book of philosophy, along with short stories and philosophical articles for the local English language magazines.
Bill’s readers have found in his books a fresh view of life and interesting answers to life’s questions of ‘Why are we here?’ You will find evidence of Eastern thought in his writings, but also the depths of his own independent thinking. He has no heroes, neither does he emulate any other author; in his novels he strives to be himself and write to the reader using beautiful phrasing and simple language to get his truth across to the person who is not afraid to think. His goal is to share thoughts, but not convince the reader to his way of thinking. He has said, “I speak my truth simply and clearly, those who have ears to hear let them hear."