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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Billy McCarthy  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1960 in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Bill McCarthy grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Billy McCarthy is a self-taught musician on drums and classical piano, and is most notable as a rock drumming recording artist (D'Molls, Atlantic Records) and Chicago top selling published novelist. In 2004 McCarthy published The Devil of Shakespeare, the first novel in literary history to include a CD/song to a novel, written by the author. The book features performances from Billy and several platinum selling recording artists, amongst, JY from Styx, Jani Lane from Warrant, Ron Flynt from 20/20, and Chip Z'Nuff from Enuff Znuff.

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Member of Society of Midland Authors Former major recording artist, record producer

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