William H. Drinkard, an Alabama native, is a life long SF addict and novice SF writer. His main interest is SF novels with realistic alien cultures. He collects old books and first editions (non-SF, mostly 18th & 19th century works); he also collects Pre-Colombian Art and middle-eastern artifacts. He is the outgoing Chairman of the Alabama Historical Commission, which has charge of the State Capitol plus many of the state’s historical sites. In his multifaceted life, he has been the V.P of an advertising agency, politician, hospital administrator, and real estate developer. He now operates a consulting business. Drinkard earned a BS at Auburn University and a MBA at Jacksonville State University.
In March 2008, Tor Publishing released his first novel, Elom—Imagine if you will: Clan of The Cave Bear meets Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Elom is a mesmerizing SF tale of identity and culture, alien transgressions and the ultimate redemption of mankind—Elom was praised by David Drake, author of LORD OF THE ISLES, “Engaging characters in a story told with the feel of a myth passed down by word of mouth.”
Drinkard is hard at work on his second novel, Fair Chances.