Willard Alston Ferguson Jr., a.k.a. Will or Buster, was born in New Bern, North Carolina. His father Willard senior was in the lumber business which led the Ferguson family to travel throughout the South in search of hardwood. His father also liked to gamble and tell stories in the Southern tradition which influenced young Jr's writing. His mother Edith May Guthrie loved poetry and would have him sit and write poetry whenever he said he was bored.
He put himself through his last year of High School working in a mortuary as an ambulance attendant and lifeguarding at a local lake. After high school he became a lifeguard at Myrtle Beach SC. He also served four years active and two years reserves in the U.S. Navy. Upon completing his service he worked as an ambulance driver in Los Angeles California and attended college to learn short story writing.
After earning his Associate Arts degree he was hired by Max Factor Cosmetics Co. Later he became the first VP of Operations for Giorgio Perfume in Beverly Hills. After retiring he began working in movies as an extra, actor,and writer. 6367 (or 40 ways to get killed without seeing combat) is his first novel. His second book "(Poems from the other Side of the Brain) His third book is a chirldren's book called "The Pig that wanted to be a Dragon."