The Rooming House Diaries – Life, Love & Secrets was published in August, 2019

Face Your Fears, a novel dealing with disability, LGBTQ & Family was published in July 2018

Swimming – The Sun: Readers Write Section – June 2016

The Oak Tree – Creative Wisconsin Literary Journal – October 2015 (Click HERE to read)

August 22nd – Sibling Rivalry Press: Johnathan Issue 10 – December 2015


2020 Third Place in Annual Contest! Memory Tree finished third in the Chicago Writers Association’s annual First Chapter Contest out of a record number of entries. Bill’s fourth novel, Revenge is Necessary, took first place in the contest the year before.

2019 Pencraft Runner Up Award for Literary Excellence

2019 Chicago Writers Association 1st Place Award for First Chapter of a novel in progress

2019 One of the Honorary Guest Authors at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards sponsored by the Chicago Public Library Foundation

2019 Chill With A Book Premier Readers Award

Wisconsin Writers Association – 2017 Jade Ring Contest – Honorable Mention in Humor and Nonfiction

Wisconsin Writers Association – 2015 Jade Ring Contest – 1st Place for Nonfiction – The Oak Tree (click HERE to read)

Wisconsin Writers Association – 2015 Jade Ring Contest – Honorable Mention for Poetry

OWLS – Ogle-Winnebago Literary Society – 2016 Contest – 2nd Place for Fiction

Waukesha Writer’s Workshop – 2015 Bo Carter Memorial Contest – 2nd Place for Short Story


Wisconsin Regional Arts Program – 2016 Statewide Competition – Waukesha Creative Arts League Award

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program – 2015 Statewide Competition – Two Photograph Acceptances

Take a look at….some of award winning photographer Bill Mathis’ photographs.

Photography, Etc.