A full-time writer of fiction and nonfiction, Bill Keith has worked as an investigative journalist for forty years, traveling to thirty-five foreign countries in the process. His work as a reporter for the Shreveport Times in the late 1970s provided him with the experience and material for his book The Commissioner: A True Story of Deceit, Dishonor, and Death.
He graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, with a bachelor of arts in journalism, and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, with a master of divinity. Following graduation Keith began his extensive career in journalism. In addition to working at the Shreveport Times, he served as the city editor for the Shreveport Journal. He also worked as a war correspondent in Vietnam and as a freelance journalist tackling assignments in West Berlin, Tokyo, and the Philippines. His devotion to the principle of truth has allowed him to publish biographies, medical and inspirational works, and numerous magazine articles. Keith lives with his wife, Vivian Marie, in Longview, Texas.