Frank J. Williams III – Author

Frank J. Williams III

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Frank J. Williams III attended the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in creative writing, where his stories recalling neighborhood experiences were cited by an instructor as being reminiscent of August Wilson’s works.

After marriage and a move to Minnesota, Frank began taking courses at The Loft Literary Center in downtown Minneapolis. His hard work culminated in several appearances at the Camden Colloquium where he received positive reviews for his stories and writing style.

When he is not writing, Frank enjoys life as a Shamanic practitioner, reveling in the connection between human beings and all life on earth. He is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan, an avid Japanese Animation aficionado, and staff volunteer for Anime Detour, a yearly convention sponsored by Anime Twin Cities. A self-proclaimed Geek, and “granola making hippie,” Frank and his wife Terry also own and manage their own organic foods business, and are enthusiastic supporters of Second Harvest Heartland, a statewide food shelf for the disadvantaged.