William R. (William R.) Trotter was born and reared in Charlotte, North Carolina, and received his bachelor's degree from Davidson College. in the history of Europe He has worked as a freelance historian and feature writer, as well as a regional music critic and book reviewer. Trotter is the author of twelve books and several essays that have appeared in publications such as The Independent (North Carolina), Spectator Magazine, American Record Magazine, Cinema Culture, Military History Monthly, and dozens of others.
He has been a senior writer for PC Gamer Magazine since 1987. Trotter's book A Freezing Hell earned the Finlandia Foundation's Arts and Letters Prize in 1995, and it is required reading for the 2nd Marine Division. Priest of Music: The Life and Times of Dimitri Mitropoulos, his biography of Mitropoulos, was named one of the ten greatest 'arts' books of the year by National Public Radio, and one of his novels was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. William Trotter resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife and their youngest kid.