Bill Chastain is a professional writer. After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, he worked briefly in construction, but he had a passion for writing and began freelancing in 1980.
His writing appeared in such periodicals as Razor Magazine, Nation’s Business, Sport Magazine, The Sporting News, Engineering New Record and Inside Sports. Later, he worked as a sports reporter for The St. Petersburg Times, The St. Petersburg Evening Independent, and then The Tampa Tribune. He joined the Tampa Tribune in 1990, traveling as a baseball reporter, and remained there for twelve years. While at the Tribune, Bill was also a Sports Illustrated correspondent and the Tampa/St. Petersburg area bureau chief for Golf Florida Online.
In September of 2001, Bill left the Tampa Tribune and turned his attention to writing books — under his byline as well as ghostwritten, and freelance magazine and newspaper atricles.
In April of 2005, Bill went to work for MLB.com, covering Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays for the popular website.