William Monihan


I was born in San Francisco, joined the Army after high school. Returning home from Germany, a friend turned me onto a life in radio as a DJ. Like Mark Twain, who drew many of his characters from his life on the Mississippi; radio was a vehicle for me to travel the country, living and working in cities and towns across America.

When I moved to New York to pursue an acting career, I eventually got an agent and spent the next fifteen years doing voiceovers and on-camera work in addition to bits on Saturday Night Live, soaps and films (Wall Street, Big Business, etc). I was also the host of a daily radio show on a local station as well as over the ABC satellite for national broadcasts.

While in New York, I enrolled in The Writer’s Voice and creative writing at the New School. I later joined LongridgeWriters Group.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
It's glass top and L shaped.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in San Francisco, but when I was two years old my family moved to the suburbs in Redwood City. My family was very dysfunctional. My father was an alcoholic, while my mother had a character disorder. In spite of their issues they were very religious so they sent us to a Catholic school, where nuns picked up where my parents left off. I can't speak for my sisters (I had no brothers), but this unbalanced view of reality certainly fueled my curiosity for another point of view.
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Journeys from the Viewing Pool
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 105,480. Language: American English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mindful of a sensation of emptiness, Noadiah seeks out a monk, thinking he's had a similar feeling in his solitude, but the ascetic doesn't have the answer Noadiah is seeking. While on the mountain, he meets Joshua, who suggests a different path. Later in a cafe, Joshua's friends explain what the path holds for him. After a brief encounter with a woman at the Viewing Pool, goes in search for her.

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