Bill Eville grew up in New Jersey and after getting a degree in economics from Princeton, he moved to New York City where he lived for the next 20 years. While there he discovered he preferred watching movies to banking. He fetched a lot of coffee and spent a lot of time at the copy machine on the way to becoming vice president of development for Sonnenfeld/Josephson, a film and television production company. Later he discovered he preferred writing to watching movies. He moved to Martha’s Vineyard with his wife and two young children and is now the editor of the Vineyard Gazette. His book Washed Ashore: Family, Fatherhood and Finding Home will be published in May 2023. His essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, This American Life, The Moth, The Vineyard Gazette, and many other publications.