Billy_Wittenberg

I’m a husband and father of two living in Houston Texas and have spent the last 20 years working as a Mechanical and Structural Designer. I was always interested in writing when I was younger, but never pursued the craft. But once a story took over my daily thoughts, I realized my youthful interest had morphed into passion. So I signed up to take online writing classes with Jericho Writers and am now enrolled in their Ultimate Novel Writing Course. I recently completed the manuscript for my first novel and am currently seeking representation.

The main character of my novel, Maria, is loosely based on my mother. She was born in Mexico and spent time living in a catholic orphanage before immigrating to Texas. Many of her experiences living in the orphanage and her life in south Texas have informed Maria's story.