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Bill spent time in both Alberta and Oregon while growing up. The two divergent cultures led to a well-rounded view of the world.

Baseball was a passion with opportunity. Bill played in several national championships at different levels and at 18, pitched for a team representing Canada in a World Championship. He continued playing baseball at college until a serious injury prevented him from continuing at the same level.

An independent, entrepreneurial spirit contributed to opening a bookstore in his early 20s. Later he was drawn into the numismatics world by a friend and baseball colleague, where he worked successfully for 10 years. During that time, he started writing a book and met the love of his life, Jacki.

The next several years included a Small Business Services business, work in Human Resources and finally Real Estate. During those years Bill and Jacki added two very special individuals to their family. Their children brought a different perspective into their life goals and provided an opportunity for growth and significant change. Organizations like Special Olympics became a part of their life. You can find Bill volunteering as a timekeeper and scorekeeper at many of the kids’ sports games.

He has also spent time studying the DISC personality protocol and has spoken to small boards and businesses about the importance of understanding and implementing it, to further benefit their business interactions.

All of these things have brought a breadth of experience to finish the novel he started in his 20s, with a depth that only comes from living it.

Bill currently lives in Calgary, AB with his family, where they enjoy events centred around movies and sports. He is also an active Realtor®.

Bill Leesman, Author

Bill is a Canadian author, looking for an agent.