Bill Graves became a travel writer in the late 80’s covering the Western United States in his motorhome. His column, “America’s Outback,” appears monthly in Trailer Life Magazine. He’s also written articles for numerous newspapers, including The Chicago Tribune, The San Diego Union, and Long Beach Press-Telegram. His work has also appeared in Westways, Retired Officer, and Motorhome magazaines.
Graves spent ten years working in the Hollywood film and television industry as a military technical advisor on such films as The Winds of War and An Officer and a Gentleman. A retired Navy captain, Graves served twenty-four years as a public affairs officer; his Navy career also included two tours in Vietnam between 1965 and 1969.
A native of Minnesota, Graves is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Today, when he is not traveling in his motorhome, he makes his home in Palos Verdes, California. Graves has two grown children who also live in Southern California.
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