About the Author
Bill Chipman was born and was raised in Massachusetts. He is a twenty-two year veteran of Massachusetts Law Enforcement agencies, and holds an array of instructor certifications. He lives near Boston with his wife Shannon, his son, Oscar, and his Golden Retriever, Scout. Sucker’s Dance is his first novel, and he is currently working on a second novel in the Cole Pierce series, titled “Last Seen in the Caribbean.”

He travels extensively, including Australia, Costa Rica, Italy, and Ireland, as well as all over the United States and Caribbean. He has also held a wide variety of jobs, including working in three different police departments, lifeguarding, driving a taxi, bartending, and a range of jobs in the construction trades. His favorite authors are Harper Lee, John Sandford, Robert Parker, James Lee Burke, and Thomas Friedman. Sandford, Parker, and Burke have had the most influence on his current writing.

A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he began working in Law Enforcement in 1989 with the Oak Bluffs, MA, police department. In 2000, he earned a Master's Certificate in Administration and Management from the Harvard Extension School. In 2001, he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, with areas of concentration in Leadership and Conflict Resolution.

When he’s not enjoying time with his family, writing or chasing his dog, you might find him in his spare time on Martha’s Vineyard kitesurfing, fishing or scuba diving. He also shows deceptive speed, for a man his age, on the ice in a local men’s hockey league.