Bil Howard


Bil Howard is a native of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado where he was raised on a cattle ranch. In 2013 he exchanged the Rockies for the Andes and took up residence in San Antonio de Prado, Antioquia, Colombia. He has a BA from West Texas A&M University. He studied pre-law as an undergraduate and minored in English Literature. He continued his love of English by pursuing an MA in English and Social Studies Education. He also studied psychotherapy at the graduate level. He has been a talent scout and manager in the Latin music industry. He has experience in vocal performance as well as theatre.

With the release of his first novel "The Wolf of the Highlands," Bil began writing full time and teaching English in Medellin, Colombia. He established Bella Colombiana Publishing in 2013 as his own independent publishing label. The first book released on his indie label was "Zipaquirá", book one in "The Belle of Colombia Series." After publishing the Spanish translation as well, he released a second book to the series "Rionegro." He is currently working on the third of the series "Chorros Blancos," while awaiting the translation of "Rionegro" into Spanish.

Bil is currently engauged in a funding project in order to produce the first 1000 print copies of "Zipaquirá" and "Rionegro," which will launch the beginning of his print publishing company in Medellin.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was an avid reader of Dr Seuss and the Bernstein Bears. The Sugar Creek Gang books were a big one for me as a youth. Louis L'Amour was and always will be a favorite. I started hitting the classics pretty hard in college. I guess Louis L'Amour had an early impact on my desire to write, but as far as learning how to write it was a combination of classic writers that guided me toward my own voice.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to find public domain art that fits somewhere within in my book's theme and then design around that. I like for it to be period related art since I'm writing historical fiction.
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Zipaquira promotional trailer


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