Gregory D. Williams

Gregory D. Williams, M.D. was the winner of Georgia College’s 2010 Arts & Letters fiction prize. His fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in Blue Mesa Review, Elysian Fields, American Fiction, Bosque, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Arizona Medical School, he spent his teenage summers following baseball and whitewashing the trunks of citrus trees. When he was actively practicing medicine, Dr. Williams’ specialty was anesthesiology, and he was the son of an anesthesiologist.

Greg Williams began writing after his father’s death. He approached writing with the same dedication that he devoted to his other interests: fly fishing, photography, guitar, and home automation. The father of four and married to his high school sweetheart, Dr. Williams passed away in 2020. 

Open Heart is a coming-of-age novel about a young man at a turning point in his life. A Dry Heat is the author’s short fiction, nine stories that explore what it’s like to grow up and grow old in Arizona.