William T. (Bill) Harper started his career as a writer/editor with The Philadelphia Inquirer. He went on to serve as Eastern Editor of “GAS Magazine” and then served more than 25 years as President of the Midwest Gas Association, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN before taking early retirement in 1990. He served twice as President of the Brazos Writers in Bryan/College Station, Texas, and has had free-lance writing published nationally in “American Heritage” and “Focus” magazines and in Texas regional magazines.
Harper is the creator, writer and co-host of “The Classics and Their Times,” heard on public radio station KAMU-FM at 11 on Thursday mornings throughout southeast Texas and via national streaming on the Internet. He is a co-author of a history of Bryan, Texas. One of his six published books, Eleven Days in Hell, is an award-winning comprehensive account of the infamous Carrasco tragedy – the 11-day hostage-taking siege at the Huntsville, Texas prison in 1974. Bill also taught classes in Memoir Writing in College Station. Another of Bill’s books, Second Thoughts, is also a B.R.A.G. Honors award-winner. All of Bill’s books – except for an attempt at humor in HOW COME – are in the non-fiction genre.
Bill is the father of three sons and three daughters who have presented him with 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren (at last count!). He served five-plus years as a member of the CIA. Bill lives in College Station with his wife, Dr. Joyce E. Juntune-Harper, a professor at Texas A&M University. He can be reached through his website at billharperwrites.com.
Harper’s books will be available at Meet the Author Day at the library where Bill will offer signed copies. They’re also available online. All titles are also available as Kindle eBooks.
The Bryan+College Station Public Library System currently carries one of his books.
Eleven Days in Hell: The 1974 Carrasco Prison Siege in Huntsville, Texas. ISBN 978-1-57441-264-2
Second Thoughts: Presidential Regrets with Their Supreme Court Nominations. ISBN 978-0615524665
We Three: Fred, the “Ferry” Boat, and Me. ISBN 9781468127454
HOW COME? 96 Unanswerable Questions. ISBN 978-1497140695
An Eye for An Eye: In Defense of the Death Penalty. ISBN 978-1479264988
The Rivers of Life – and Death. ISBN 978-1484024232
Guest at Meet the Author Day, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803