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William P. Lazarus


Born in Portland, Me., William Paul Lazarus decided to be a writer at an early age. He planned to be a newspaper reporter. After graduating from Kent State (Ohio) University and serving as a campus correspondent for the New York Times, he was a reporter and editor at the New Haven Register and Daytona Beach News-Journal. He also was editor of Halifax, a local feature magazine in Volusia County, Florida. In addition, he spent time in corporate and education public relations, while teaching writing at various colleges and universities, including Yale, the University of New Haven and Embry-Riddle (Fla) Aeronautical University.


Since devoting himself to writing full-time both of his own books and as an internationally known freelance writer, he has published about 25 books in various genres, including: The Sands of Time: 100 Years of Racing in DaytonaAdventures in Bonding comic murder-mystery series; Guide to American Culture; novels like The Great Seer Nostradamus Tells All and Ice Flow; and religious history books like Messiah and Joy to the World, the stories behind Christmas carols.


Bill was named Florida feature writer of the year in 2001 and won three international writing awards while writing and editing programs for NASCAR races.


Bill holds an ABD in American Studies from Case Western Reserve (Ohio) University and an M.A. in journalism from Kent State. He and his wife live in Ormond Beach, Fla.