William Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels, an award-winning PBS documentary, book reviews, magazine articles, and a cult-classic horror movie, too. His first Peter Fallon novel, Back Bay, appeared in 1980. Since then, he has been telling the American story through the eyes of the great and the anonymous, and he has swept his readers from the deck of the Mayflower in 1620 to Washington in the Civil War to Lower Manhattan on 9/11. His eleventh novel is entitled The Mother Lode and published last year.
Publisher’s Weekly has called him “a storyteller whose smoothness matches his ambition.” He was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious New England Book Award, given to an author “whose body of work stands as a significant contribution to the culture of the region.” He lives near Boston with his wife and has three grown children.