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Bill Grout

Bill Grout, born in 1950, is a San Francisco Bay area writer and author of twelve books.

Bill is pleased to present his latest work, “Ten Points of Joy,” a video compilation of his narrative, music, and videos composed by himself. Its sole purpose is to communicate the joy he finds around him.

Bill has published many magazine articles and written as a software columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. His first nonfiction books were in the computer and education field. He publishes fiction and essays under the name Bill G. Morris.

His first novel, Grey Goddess, about California mysticism, surfing, and the search for lost spirit, received excellent reviews and praise around the world. Surfing magazine said, “A true but comical depiction of the surfing lifestyle, Bill Morris has hit the lip with his book Grey Goddess!” Grey Goddess has sold in surfing and water-related sports stores throughout the United States and abroad. Reviewers have compared it to Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Golf in the Kingdom, and even Siddartha.

One of Bill’s books of which he is most proud is Notes to a Five-Year-Old, a group of essays, fatherly observations, and advice written for his daughter when she was five. He has also published two additional books of family essays, The Red Jacket, essays for his daughter about her mother who was lost to cancer, and Good Morning, Ryan, a book of humor, insights, and vignettes of childhood for his second five-year-old daughter, Ryan Rosemary.

Bill is happily surrounded by his family in Half Moon Bay where he cooks dinner and tends two horses that his wife and daughter love.

Books by Bill G. Morris

Other short films by Bill Grout