What inspired you to write your memoir?
I’ve traveled an incredible journey and whenever I repeat part of that trip everyone says I should write a book about it. Many suffer from agoraphobia and little is known about it. The number of people adopted and searching for birth parents grows yearly and few have luck finding their roots. After a 35-year search the birth parents were not only identified but located and a whole new family was still alive. Teenage marriages fail while mine excelled and people like to hear how it was done. Building a career in entertainment without help is nearly impossible and yet it was accomplished and feels good to help others.
About your Book:
Tired of being locked out of the house or punished for his innocence, Bill doesn’t take “You can’t do that” seriously. He marries his high school sweetheart, Dianne, and soon realizes she’s a perfect match. She’s compassionate, tough, and yet has agoraphobia lurking in the shadows. Together they pave a rocky road into a smooth highway mixing a budding yet complex entertainment career with a thirty-year search for her birth parents. Deep down they feed each other the right ingredients to avoid bitterness, failure, and loneliness. Refusing to quit or acknowledge either one is broken they raise three children and reunite with a second family they never thought they’d find. Ultimately they discover the joy inside and out which makes it possible to shed painful memories from the past and create happy new ones for their future.