William Vlach's earliest memories are of growing up on the family ranch-- horse rides up into the hills, shooting a .22, fishing for cat fish, playing hide and seek in the caves. He is a best selling Western author (The Guns of Revenge, Revenge of the Inferno) and a poet (The Sagacity of the Nose- A Year of Living Covidly; Drifting Sands- A Journal of Haibun and Tanka Prose; Contemporary Haibun Online, and other poetry journals).
His published essays include topics such as police psychology, the history of ethics, film noir, and the psychology of genocide. His first literary historical novel, The Golden Chalice of Hunahpú, won the 2015 BAIPA award for best novel. His explorations into global trickster humor led to The Gospel According to Father Coffee. His web site is at: williamvlach.com. He continues his practice of clinical psychology in San Francisco where he lives with his wife, Norita.