About the Author
Bill Broder was born and brought up in Detroit. He graduated from Columbia College, served in the Navy, and wrote and taught writing as a Teaching Assistant under Wallace Stegner and Richard Scowcroft at Stanford. His latest novel, "Taking Care of Cleo," appeared in 2006. It was chosen as one of six fiction finalists in the Great Lakes Book Awards and was one of twenty books from all categories chosen as a Notable Book of 2007 by the Michigan Library Foundation. Broder has published two other books of fiction: "The Sacred Hoop," Sierra Club Books (1979 and paperback 1992); "Remember This Time," written with his wife, Gloria Kurian Broder, Newmarket Press, 1983. His first self-published memoir, A Prayer for the Departed, Ainslie Street Project (2011) received a favorable review from Kirkus Indie Review, and was rated highly by the Indie Reader. Broder has also acted as member, Executive Director and Artistic Director of a playwrights workshop, California On Stage, and has completed a number of full-length plays. "Abalone!" was produced in Carmel, California. Professionally, Broder has worked extensively as a free-lance writer, specializing in the writing, design, and production of educational materials for museums, schools, exhibitions, and publishing companies.