Bill Sizemore
photo by Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot

Bill Sizemore grew up in segregated small-town Virginia and spent 43 years as a journalist, most of that time at The Virginian-Pilot, the state’s largest newspaper, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2007. He wrote about topics as varied as state government and politics, the televangelist Pat Robertson, the private military company Blackwater, and Virginia’s prison-building boom. He has also written for The Associated Press, Ms. magazine and Virginia Quarterly Review. Since his retirement in 2014 he has focused on his two highest priorities: playing with his grandchildren and writing books. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

A few samples of his published work:

The last, great, performance of Buffalo Bill Cody

After Norfolk couple’s long court battle, life goes on

African American voting power peaked in the 1860s

Blackwater: Inside America’s Private Army

The Christian with Four Aces

Unlikely duo of Virginia senators claim connections to Alexander Hamilton