Bill has had more than 100 children’s books published by publishers such as Allen & Unwin, Random House, and Queensland University Press et al. His writing includes novels, short stories and non-fiction, and collections of plays and poetry.
Three of his young adult novels, Dogs, No Worries, and A Straight Line to My Heart, were shortlisted in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards. Dogs won CBCA Honour Book of the Year (2001), No Worries won CBCA Honour Book of the Year (2006), A Straight Line to My Heart was CBCA Honour Book of the Year (2008), Daredevils was a CBCA Notable Book (2007). His junior novel, The Simple Things (Allen & Unwin) was CBCA short-listed in 2015. No Worries and A Straight Line to My Heart were also shortlisted for the NSW Premier Awards.
Bill was the winner of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Literary Award in 2010 for Young Adult Fiction for his book Confessions of a Liar, Thief and Failed Sex God. His YA novel A Straight Line to My Heart was also short-listed for the PM’s Literary Award in 2012.