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William Michael Goins, American writer. Recipient New Texas New Writers award, 2000. Member Texas Association Creative Writing Instructors, Houston League of Writers, Austin Writer's League, Bay Area Writer's League (award 1999), Panhandle Professional Writers (award 1999, overall winner Frontiers in Writing Conference 1999), Mensa.

Background

Goins, William Michael was born on June 2, 1949 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Bill Charles and Rose Mildred Goins.

Education

Student, University Houston, 1971. Master of Arts, Antioch University, Yellow Springs, Colorado, 2001.

Career

Indiana business consultant, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco, 1984-1993. Columnist Fort Bend Herald Coaster Hartman Newspapers, 1984-1993. Freelance writer, editor Houston, since 1990.

Owner BlueStockings professional writing/editing service, since 1996. Creative writing instructor W. Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, University Houston, West Houston Institute, since 1996. Copy editor, designer Texas Review Press Sam Houston State University, since 1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (young adult series) Angus McMouse, short stories. Editor: Wing Walking, 1999, Into That Good Night, 2000. Contributor articles, reviews to magazines.

Membership

Member Texas Association Creative Writing Instructors, Houston League of Writers, Austin Writer's League, Bay Area Writer's League (award 1999), Panhandle Professional Writers (award 1999, overall winner Frontiers in Writing Conference 1999), Mensa.

Connections

Married Karen Lee Marie Faust, June 3, 1995. Children from a previous marriage: James Michael, Kristen Alyse. Stepchildren: Alexander, Melissa.

father:
Bill Charles

mother:
Rose Mildred Goins

spouse:
Karen Lee Marie Faust

children:
Alexander Goins

Melissa Goins