Bill Grimley was born in Waynesboro, Mississippi where he lived until finishing high school in 1966.  His father, who was originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, came to Mississippi with the Pennsylvania National Guard as part of America's military buildup prior to War World II.  It was there he met and married Bill's mother, who was a school teacher.
 
In high school, Bill worked at the local radio station, played alto saxophone in the band and was active in school plays.

Following high school graduation, he followed an older brother to L.S.U. in Baton Rouge where he earned an undergraduate degree in history.  In the fall of that same year, he began his legal studies at the L.S.U. School of Law where he finished in 1974.  

Over the course of his long legal career, and in addition to handling enumerable trials, Bill explored his interest in writing, publishing in both the state and local bar journals, as well as the Louisiana Law Review.  However, it was not until 1999 and at the request of a friend that he began writing fiction.  He has said he never thought he would find anything he enjoyed as much as the law until he found writing.        

“The practice of law is intriguing for many reasons, but for me it has provided a window into life in general and the way people live their lives in particular.  The practice has always been a teacher.”  

His first novel, “Perception”, was published in November of 2008.  His second work, “The Benefactor”, was published in January of 2010.

Despite his writing, Bill continues in the active practice of law, having over the years, limited it solely to personal injury litigation.  He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife Aline.