William Shunn

New York City

William Shunn is a writer, blogger, podcaster, and computer programmer. He has published thirty works of short fiction, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Sturgeon Award-nominated novella "Inclination" (available as an audiobook from Audible.com and iTunes). He is also the co-author, with Derryl Murphy, of the short horror novel Cast a Cold Eye (PS Publishing).

Bill is the former producer and host of Chicago's acclaimed monthly Tuesday Funk reading series. He served for three years as a national judge for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

He has worked as a computer programmer for more than twenty years, most notably for WordPerfect Corporation and Sesame Street. In the early days of the web, he helped produce live online concert broadcasts for artists like The Cure, The Allman Brothers Band, and Mötley Crüe. He was senior developer for BenefitsCheckUp, a service of the National Council on Aging, for six years. On September 11, 2001, he created the first online "survivor registry," where New Yorkers without phone service could post a note telling friends and loved ones they were okay.

He lives with his wife and dog in New York City.

  • Education
    • University of Utah