William A. Spradley
William A. Spradley spent most of his life traveling the world, serving in the United States Navy and working for an aerospace company which sent him to Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. He lived in Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Scotland. Though he began writing after retirement at the prompting of a friend, his short stories have won numerous prizes.
"Spradley has an ear for dialogue and clever phrasing." -- St. Louis Post‑Dispatch