William Hillyard's new book, WELCOME TO WONDER VALLEY, is now available for purchase on Amazon! The book was release on November 22nd, to wide distribution, and followed up with a successful book launch in Wonder Valley. After the book launch event, Hillyard invited everyone to The Palms bar for a Nattie Ice beer on him. Both The Palms and Nattie Ice feature predominately in the book. Buy it as a paperback or download a Kindle version of the book from,,, and others. Click here

WELCOME TO WONDER VALLEY book launch in Wonder Valley

William Hillyard will be reading from and discussing Welcome to Wonder Valley in Wonder Valley with Catherine Connors on November 30th at 3pm. He will be distributing books to his Indiegogo subscribers and will also have copies for sale. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by Friends of Wonder Valley. More details are available at the event page here:

The Hi Desert Star Reviews William Hillyard’s Welcome to Wonder Valley Reading Event

The Hi Desert Star news paper, serves the Morongo Basin area of the Mojave Desert, published a review Thursday of William Hillyard's Welcome to Wonder Valley reading event at the Wonder Valley community center. Read the review here.

Welcome to Wonder Valley Seeks Funding Through Indiegogo!

William Hillyard has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $3,500 dollars toward the publication of his creative nonfiction book, WELCOME TO WONDER VALLEY. The money raised will help off-set the deign and production costs. Contributions as low as $5 are welcome. A contribution of $35 gets supporters a signed copy of the book as well as other perks, while a pledge of $20,000 will get you the book plus a Wonder Valley homestead cabin of your very own. Help shepherd this project to publication and bring it out into the world! Click here to contribute: Indiegogo-WELCOME TO WONDER VALLEY  

William Hillyard to Read in Wonder Valley

William Hillyard to read from Welcome to Wonder Valley 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 (after the Farmers Market and just before The Palms opens!) at the Wonder Valley Community Center 80526 1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277 There is a $2 suggested donation to support future events. If you can't afford $2, please be our guest. What is it about Wonder Valley that brings people across the Morongo Basin, across the state, even around the globe to spend a day or two in this little patch of sand? Come hear local author William Hillyard read sections from his forth-coming book Welcome to Wonder Valley. Hillyard has known and spent time with more local characters than anyone else and has seen firsthand what makes these enduring and endearing characters tick. His book offers insight into both the fortitude and eccentricities that make life bearable in a no-horse town, with bad water, and temperatures topping 120 in the summer. Hillyard will answer questions, and talk about the writing process. A $2 donation helps support events like this, but if you don’t have the money, please be our guest. See more event information here: Facebook Events

Praise for William Hillyard in Hippocampus Magazine

"[Golden State 2017] is at its best, for me, when the authors treat California as a character rather than set dressing. William Hillyard does just that in “Wonder Valley” when he recounts the tale of Ned Bray and the end of Ricka McGuire 'in this nowhere corner of the Mojave.' Part anecdote, part history lesson, Hillyard transports you so thoroughly in his descriptions that you’ll need to drink a glass of water when you finish." --Hippocampus Magazine