Bill Deaton began writing professionally in 2012 following a 20+ year career, doing one thing or another, in the outdoor recreation field.
Along the way he has designed and implemented many youth summer camp programs; worked as a backpacking guide in the Rocky Mountains; served as a professional executive for the Boy Scouts of America; made snow; ran lifts; sold skis, kayaks, packs, boots, and other assorted outdoor equipment; volunteered both as a ski patroller and an adaptive skiing instructor; built trail; and developed and managed the outdoor program for an award winning destination spa.
He writes regularly for local Northeastern Pennsylvania publications: The Wayne Independent (Honesdale); The News Eagle (Hawley); The Villager (Moscow); and Connections (Honesdale).
He is an Eagle Scout, volunteering as time allows with local scout groups, and is a member of the National Ski Patrol.
In addition to writing, he is employed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry.
Bill resides in Hawley, Pennsylvania with his Wife, Sons, and Miniature Schnauzer.