Bill Zwingelberg was born in 1938 on a South Dakota farm. He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Art. He lived and worked in Baltimore, Maryland for 35-years as an artist, College Art Professor, and Dean of Liberal Arts. Zwingelberg retired in 2003 and turned his creativity to writing. He is married, the father of three and grandfather of seven. He holds a 50-ton Masters License in the US Coast Guard, and has extensively sailed the waters of the US East Coast and the Bahamas. He currently resides in Deadwood, South Dakota and keeps an apartment and his sailboat Santee, in Baltimore. Dr. Zwingelberg earned his Masters of Art from West Virginia University and later his PhD from the University of Maryland in the field of Aesthetics.