It’s not easy sharing a name with famous people when you’re a writer. If I’m not the Bill Bennett you were looking for, try Wikipedia’s William Bennett disambiguation page. It offers alternatives. I’m not one of them. Nor am I one of these:
William J Bennett
Dr William J Bennett almost ran for president. Thankfully the moment passed. He was George Bush Senior’s “Drug Czar” and, like me a writer, with a best-selling children’s book. I sometimes get his hate mail.
Film director and producer Bill Bennett was living and working in Sydney at the same time as me. This caused confusion, particularly as we both described ourselves as writers and both featured in the pages of The Sydney Morning Herald.
A British comedian from the 1920s often billed as ‘almost a gentleman’. Some say the same about me. Some say Billy influenced Monty Python. The image clicks through to a record review and there’s more information on Wikipedia.
It’s hard being a cowboy from Leatherhead. This good ol’ boy from Arizona makes a better job of it than I could. You’ll find he plays both kinds of music; country AND western. There’s downloadable music on the website, but I don’t think Hank done it this way.
When I can’t use my own name online I’m billbennettnz. I’m an experienced freelance editor and writer, living in Auckland. People often spell my name incorrectly. I’m Bill Bennett (possibly William Bennett or even William Francis Bennett), not Bill Bennet, Bill Benett or Bill Benet — I’ve seen all three.