About the Author

Bill Poje Bill Poje was born in 1963 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. He earned an accounting/business administration degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids in 1986. He also received an MBA in the concentrations of finance and operations from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt in 1988.

At the age of 16 Bill managed a new\used book, comic book & baseball card store. This exposed him to a diverse set of literary influences. His favorite authors include Anais Nin, William Faulkner, Raymond Chandler, Sergio Leone, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Edgar Allen Poe, J.R.R. Tolkein, Robert E. Howard, Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Heinrich Boll, Will Eisner, William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, and Louis-Ferdinand Celine.

After college Poj lived and worked in a variety of locations and industries while travelling the globe. In 2007 he was working and living on Grand Cayman Island and commuting to Grand Bahama Island. The Pojman was the financial controller for the largest exporter out of the Bahamas. The Pojerino decided to give up this life, move back to the USA to live in Jacksonville, and to write and publish Painless.

In his leisure time Poooj enjoys watching and playing sports, movies, music, reading, and working 5 Sunday crosswords every week. The Pojerooski is also the family sponsor for the Poje Scholarship, Poje Award and Poje Banquet at Aquinas College. These awards are in honor of Bill’s father, “Doc” Poje. Doc taught chemistry for forty years at this small Dominican school.

The Poj-Meister is also working on the sequel to Painless, titled Blindless, as well as a humorous dark comedy, essays, shorts stories, and poetry. For more text samples of Painless please visit the author’s personal web page at:


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