A nature artist, writer and photographer, William J. Burns of Cloverdale taught art at a private school before taking on a career as an author and creative writing teacher. An editor with the CBC for 17 years, he published the poetry journal Quarter Moon Quarterly for five years. His book Discover Burns Bog (Hurricane Press, 1998) is a guide to one of the endangered ecosystem of Burn's Bog on the outskirts of Vancouver. The surname relationship between Bill Burns and Burns Bog is coincidental. He has also published Raising Susan - a Man, a Woman, and a Golden Eagle (Stoddart, 1999) and a novel on the internet. His play Pull the Plug was selected to be workshopped in a National Playwriting Competition. In England he edited and published Sinic, a film magazine. He's a former president of the Federation of BC Writers, a former elected member of Surrey Museum & Archives Advisory Board and a former member of Surrey Arts Council. His illustrations have appeared in various books and magazines. An exhibition of his sculpture was held at the Millennium Art Gallery in 1999.

[BCBW 2003] "Environment"