VJ Books Presents Author Bill Fitzhugh!
Bill Fitzhugh was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He began writing
professionally while in high school when -- through the Junior
Achievement Program -- he wrote and narrated a series of radio programs
tracing the history of various rock and roll bands.
Moving to Seattle in 1981 to attend the University of Washington (where
he eventually earned a degree in psychology), Bill met Matt Hansen, a
writer-producer at a local advertising agency. Bill and Matt
subsequently wrote, performed in, produced, and syndicated a radio
program called "Radio Free Comedy," which aired on several radio
stations across the country. Bill and Matt eventually raised enough
capital to produce a television pilot based on these radio scripts.
By August of 1991, Bill and Matt had finished writing a screenplay
called "Pest Control." A producer by the name of Peter Samuelson
optioned the script but was unable to get it set up at any of the
studios and it appeared that "Pest Control" was going nowhere. For the
next three years, Bill and Matt tried, in vain, to interest Hollywood
in "Pest Control" as a screenplay. (Matt found work selling cars --
with the purchase of every new Volvo, you got a copy of the "Pest
Knowing he had a great story, Bill decided to turn it into a novel.
During his entomological research for the book, Bill was hired to write
the "Insect" episode for the BBC "Eyewitness" series. After completing
the novel and being rejected by over 130 agents, the brilliant and
handsome Jimmy Vines read the manuscript, took it on, and the rest, as
they say, is history.
Bill Fitzhugh Bibliography
Bob Dillon Series
Pest Control - 1997
- The Exterminators - 2012
Stand Alone Novels
- The Organ Grinders - 1998
- Cross Dressing - 2000
- Fender Benders - 2001
- Heart Seizure - 2003
- Radio Activity - 2004
- The Adventures of Slim & Howdy - 2008
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