William E. Justice

William Emery Justice, a fourth-generation Kansan, attended the University of Kansas, where he studied Russian literature and language, German literature, and religion. He worked as a farm laborer, a pizza maker, a vacuum salesman (he didn’t sell a single machine), a roofer, a doughnut fryer, a bookbinder, a convenience store clerk (third shift), a copyist, and a video store clerk before joining Heyday Books. He co-edited California Uncovered: Stories for the 21st Century (also published by Heyday Books) and is writing a novel placing Orpheus in a mythical Kansas.
Role: Editor