When not tending his chickens, BCMystery shapes unruly words into captivating people caught in harrowing situations. As Bill Cameron, he is the critically-acclaimed author of the edgy and stirring mysteries County Line, Day One, Chasing Smoke and Lost Dog—featuring irascible Portland homicide cop Skin Kadash. His young adult mystery Property of the State, introducing troubled yet resourceful Joey Getchie, was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2016: Teen. His most recent book, writing as W.H. Cameron, is the Melisende Dulac mystery Crossroad.
His stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Killer Year, A Beast Without a Name, Lee Child’s First Thrills anthology, Portland Noir, and more. His work has been nominated for the Left Coast Crime Rocky Award, the CWA Short Story Dagger, and multiple times for the Spotted Owl, which he won for County Line.
He is currently at work on a mystery set at the Oregon Coast during the opening months of World War II.