William Robert Carey

Biography

William Robert Carey was born in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Northwestern University, he worked in the advertising industry as a writer and creative director. Simultaneously, he was an actor, performing at many Chicago theaters, including The Goodman, Pheasant Run, Shakespeare Repertory, and Victory Gardens, where he played Danny in the Chicago premiere of "Danny and The Deep Blue Sea."

Since turning to directing, he has shot commercials for such companies as McDonald's, Pizza Hut and the Chicago White Sox, and with celebrities such as Bo Jackson, Robert Conrad, Mike Ditka, Laurie Metcalf, Fran Drescher and Martin Sheen. He has won One Show, Mobius, New York International TV & Radio Festival, Telly, and Addy Gold awards. He recently directed the screenplay of "Jesus In Cowboy Boots," starring Alicia Silverstone, Billy Burke, and AJ Michalka.

He is a member of five entertainment unions and a citizen of the U.S. and Ireland.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Discovery. I generally know the general story and the main characters when I begin, and then discover aspects of both, not to mention new characters, story lines, and plot points, as I write. So, like the reader, I'm enjoying the story revelations -- my process is just longer.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on two books: a murder/mystery thriller titled, "A Beautiful Killing," and a paranormal crime thriller whose title, for now, I will keep to myself.
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Books

Jesus In Cowboy Boots
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 72,300. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Eccentric and humorous, "Jesus In Cowboy Boots" is the story of an imaginative teenager living in a mystical community on a deserted drive-in movie lot along the Texas/Oklahoma border. Burdened by a poor environment, a neglectful mother, a stunted younger brother, and dangerous neighborhood lowlifes, she struggles to realize her potential and find deliverance from the world she was born into.

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