Author, lives in southeast Texas.
“Tales From The Texas Gang”
“The Emeryville War”
Wild Bill Blackolive, for those who haven’t come across him, is probably America’s most famous underground author, justifiably, and ‘Texas Gang’ in particular has an almost mythical status among serious, hip readers. A figure no less than William S. Burroughs, a man famously not given to empty praises, declared the book ‘really great’ in a 1975 letter to Bill and tried to interest his own agent in representing it. The book has existed online for a while at Bill’s own site, Texasgang.net, but now it’s back in print–for the first time since 1978–published in a handsome new edition by the Underground Literary Alliance. You can order it directly from them by sending $22 postpaid to: ULA Press, 4686 Meridian Road, Williamston MI 48895. And this is one instance where I can promise you you won’t be disappointed. Unless, of course, you’re the sort of person who doesn’t know great literature from a hole in the ground. –by Bruce Hodder, Suffolk, UK –Suffolk Punch
About the Author
Wild Bill has been an outlaw folk writer since a youth, with no connections, except for praise from William Burroughs. He’s published a word-of-mouth underground zeen, ‘The Last Laugh’ for decades. He has a GED, has never held a real job, but has been a bouncer, boxer, bodyguard and art school model. He presently cares for his elderly mother and an assortment of pit bulldogs in Port Aransas, Texas, on the Gulf, near the border. Wild Bill is the author of several novels, including ‘The Emeryville War’ (available here) and ‘Madam Z and Billy’ (forthcoming).