William Patrick Maynard was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His passion for writing began in childhood and was fueled by an early love of detective and thriller fiction. He was licensed by Sax Rohmer's Literary Estate to continue the Fu Manchu thrillers. THE TERROR OF FU MANCHU, published in 2009, was a Pulp Factory Awards nominee for Best Pulp Novel. THE DESTINY OF FU MANCHU was published in 2012 was a Pulp Ark Awards nominee for Best Pulp Novel.
His short fiction has appeared in THE RUBY FILES (2012/Airship 27), GASLIGHT GROETESQUE (2009/EDGE Publishing), TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN (2009/Black Coat Press), and LES COMPAGNONS DE L'OMBRE (2010/Riviere Blanche).
He is a former weekly columnist for The Cimmerian and is currently a weekly columnist for The Black Gate. His articles have been published in the magazines Blood 'n' Thunder, Van Helsing's Journal, and The Official Magazine of The Peter Sellers Appreciation Society. He was nominated for a Rondo Award for Best Article of 2010 for a contribution to Van Helsing's Journal.
He recently collaborated with Tom Bleecker on the screenplay adaptation of Bleecker's new novel, TEA MONEY. Forthcoming projects include THE OCCULT CASE BOOK OF SHANKAR HARDWICKE, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU, a hardboiled detective novel entitled LAWHEAD, and a short story collection.