William Vaughn -- (Fantasy Fiction Author, Technical Author and mentor) is an award-winning author who has been delighting readers for decades.Brought up in a military family that traveled the world, he found that his heart was in the Pacific Northwest. It was the mid-eighties,when he made Redmond, Washington his place to call home. He's an avid nature photographer as well as a novelist--taking pictures all over the world and especially in Alaska. His working, travel, and wartime experiences have inspired a number of interesting and quirky characters in his books as well as providing a true sense of nature and diverse cultures that paint his point of view. He's raised two daughters and has a couple of granddaughters who provide an endless bounty of storylines.
His most recent works include The Seldith Chronicles--a series of young adult novels beginning with The Owl Wrangler, Guardians of the Sacred Seven, and Quest for The Truth (which is due out in November of 2013). Previous technical works include seven editions of Hitchhiker's Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server, ADO Examples and Best Practices, and Hitchhiker's Guide to SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services. Mr Vaughn is also a contributing editor at SQL Server Magazine.
His military service included a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot, where he was awarded the Air Medal with Valor and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He was also awarded the Soldiers Medal for rescuing a fellow student from a burning helicopter while in training at Fort Wolters in 1968. He has worked in the computer industry since 1972 after graduating with honors from Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas. He earned his Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Information Systems and Environmental Science) at the University of Texas at Dallas.
William Vaughn may also refer to:
Bill J. Vaughn, former President and CEO of Eastman Kodak; also a 1925 Rhodes Scholar from USA,
Billy Vaughn, singer,
Bill Vaughn, a fictional CIA agent from the American TV series Alias, father of main character Michael Vaughn