BlackIrish was a friend first, confidant, collaborator and my editor that I relied on. We lost contact with him a couple of months ago and just confirmed that he passed. I'm saddened that he is no longer with us.
BlackIrish helped me from almost the beginning. He made my stories much better with his no nonsense approach and pulled me back from the ledge many times. I can't express how much I learned from the man. I will miss him.
He made me a better writer and I know he helped many others.
I will raise a glass to his parting and encourage you all to the same. I'll miss you Mr. Bill.
WJH aka BlackIrish August 23, 1958 - April 24, 2016