W.D. Kilpack III
W.D. Kilpack III is an award-winning and critically acclaimed internationally published writer, with works appearing in print, online, radio and television, starting with his first publication credit at the age of nine, when he wrote an award-winning poem. As an adult, his first novel, Crown Prince, received the Firebird Book Award. He also received special recognition from L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest for his forthcoming novella, Pale Face. He has been editor and/or publisher of 19 news and literary publications, both online and in print, with circulations as high as 770,000. He is an accomplished cook and has two claims he thinks few can match: cooking nearly every type of food on a grill; and nearly being knocked flat when his grill exploded.
He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Westminster College of Salt Lake City. As an undergrad, he double-majored in communication and philosophy, while completing the Honors Program. As a graduate student, he earned a master of professional communication with a writing emphasis. He was also a high-performing athlete, qualifying for international competition in Greco-Roman wrestling.
He is a communication professor and a nationally recognized wrestling coach. He is happily married to his high-school sweetheart and is father to five children, as well as helping to raise five step-children. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he continues to live, coach and teach.
Honors and Awards
2021 Winner Firebird Book Award
Author of the Month: Sinister Soup Podcast, April 2021
2020 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book of the Year Runner-Up: OnlineBookClub.org
Honorable Mention: L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future
Quarter Finalist: Screencraft Cinematic Book Writing Competition
Editor's Choice x5: North American Open Poetry Competition, National Library of Poetry
3rd Place: North American Open Poetry Competition, National Library of Poetry. Bill is currently based in USA.