Born and raised in Queens, NY, William John Rostron now splits his time between his home on Long Island and traveling the country in his Tiffin motorhome. When not writing, he is busy completing a bucket list of travel adventures. In the past 16 years, he and his wife Marilyn have traveled 120,000 miles. These journeys have taken them to the 48 contiguous states, 133 national parks, all 30 major league baseball stadiums, 154 cities and towns, two Canadian provinces, and a variety of unusual experiences and locations.
He recently completed a trilogy of novels steeped in the music and culture of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Band in the Wind, Sound of Redemption, and Brotherhood of Forever have received critical acclaim from Writers Digest, the Online Book Club Review, as well as many other reviewers.
In the past, he has published over two dozen non-fiction articles in newspapers and magazines. These writings included four full-page op-eds in New York Newsday. He was also presented an award by Nelson DeMille for his historical fiction short story, “The Last Artifact.”
Three of his short pieces were accepted into the Visible Ink Anthology in 2018, 2019, and 2020 Each year, a dozen works are chosen for reading and presentation on stage in New York City. In 2018, “Pretty Flamingo” was given this honor. As an encore, “In the Garden of Eden” was performed in 2019. Both of these are available for viewing on www.williamjohnrostron.com or on YouTube by using “Visible Ink” plus each title. In 2020, his short work “Ava’s Bubble” was read by Tony and Emmy nominee, Victor Garber on a nationally televised streaming show.
In his previous career, the author instructed students from the ages of 9 to 90. Throughout his life, he taught elementary school, middle school, high school, college, adult education, and teacher training. He holds degrees from Queens College, Stony Brook University, and Long Island University.
Also by William John Rostron
Band in the Wind
Sound of Redemption
Brotherhood of Forever
Recent Short Pieces: “Pretty Flamingo”, “In the Garden of Eden”, “Ava’s Bubble”, “When the Music’s Over.”
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