William Calkins has been a professional teacher, artist and musician in and around the Chicago area for over thirty years. Over that time he has followed a creative lifestyle discovering new challenges and improving his powers of observation and intuition. Continuing his passion to create, he has focused on his passion for writing. William now lives on an off-the-grid homestead in Montana and is working on making life simpler. He believes it’s important what you do with the time you have.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything. Books, blogs, news, cooking recipes. My early choices in reading were mostly based in Science Fiction. As I got older I read more Literary Fiction. If I could, I'd combine the talents of John Updike and Raymond Chandler to use as my writing style model.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I like both Amazon's Kindle and Apple's Ipad mini. E-readers are a great way to take along a large selection of favorite reading genres and enjoy them anywhere.