About the Author
Bill Kamowski has taught literature at Montana State University in Billings for thirty years. When he isn’t winning converts to the cults of Geoffrey Chaucer and Jane Austen, he is hiking the Beartooth Mountains with his wife Magdalen, or enchanting their cat Zoey with dramatic recitations of The Cat in the Hat.
Somewhere in all his years of teaching, Bill lost the distinction between “literature” and “popular fiction” and has no desire to find it again. Most days of the week he would prefer teaching fiction to writing it. Teaching is usually easier and almost always more fun.
In a previous life, he published critical essays on Chaucer and medieval English literature. More recent publications include “Bags,” an eco-horror short story, and “Back to the Dream,” a reflective essay on gold mining and Montana ghost towns. He is currently completing a collection of casual essays.
Buckeye’s Ballet is his first—well, his third novel actually. The previous two, judged unworthy, were sacrificed for charcoal starter and some excellent barbecue.