Hi, I’m your host, Bill Thorness. Thanks for visiting my site.
I am a Seattle author, editor, speaker and freelance writer.
I’ve written two bicycling guidebooks, two gardening books, a business-leader’s profile and numerous articles for periodicals and web publications. I’m also a veteran book, magazine and web editor, and perform writing and editing duties for corporate clients and publishers. I’ve been working in these fields in Seattle since 1985.
I also give regular presentations and workshops on gardening, bicycling and writing topics. I have a two-hour video class on Craftsy.com that teaches many of the edible gardening techniques in my books.
I’m active in a number of organizations, including Master Gardeners, Seattle Tree Fruit Society, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Ballard Food Bank, Plant Amnesty and the King County Seed Lending Library. I’m a former instructor and am currently an advisor for the University of Washington’s certificate program in Editing.
I was honored with a “Sustainable Hero” award from Sustainable Seattle, primarily for my work on the Solarize Seattle: Northwest campaign, but they were kind enough to mention my biking and gardening books and other work that I’ve done for nonprofit organizations. I also am a recipient of the Maxwell Anderson Alumni Award from my alma mater, the University of North Dakota.
See upcoming talks on my Events and Media page.
- Society of Professional Journalists
- Northwest Editors Guild
- Pacific Northwest Writers Association
- Hugo House
- The Authors Guild
- The Seattle Times
- Edible Seattle magazine
- PCC Sound Consumer
- Seattle Met magazine
- Fenwick Publishing
- FTI Consulting
- Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas
- King County Medical Society
- Mountaineers Books
- Neibart Group
- Premera Blue Cross
- Sasquatch Books
- University of Washington
Contact me via email for speaking invitations or more information on my work.