William Estabrook grew up in Huntington Station, a small Long Island town thirty-five miles east of New York City. He wrote his first story as a pupil in junior high school at the age of thirteen. He submitted it in a contest and won first prize. After high school he served four years in the US Air Force, stationed in Germany. His writing efforts experienced a rebirth when as an undergraduate at Hofstra College he wrote several stories for the school’s literary magazine. He went on to earn a PhD at Stanford University and taught for many years at UC Davis, during which time he published a German grammar book. After leaving college teaching he edited and published Cryptography Magazine. He also wrote twelve novels, all for private distribution to friends and family. He has returned now to his first love, writing short stories, and has published four collections, with more in preparation. He has two adult children and five grandchildren.