About Will

Will Ottinger is the author of three novels and one non-fiction work.

He published his first novel, A Season for Ravens, in 2014 which was named by Reader Favorites as a major work of Historical Fiction in 2014-2015.

His second novel, The Savannah Betrayals, was published by Pocol Press in March, 2018. His third novel, The Last Van Gogh, was released in March, 2019 by Black Rose Writing and won the 2019 Maxy Award for Best Mystery-Detective Novel. In 1997, Windrow and Greene Publishers in Great Britain released his non-fiction work on historical miniatures, Napoleonic Plastic Figure Modelling, an art form in which he gained international recognition as a Grand Master painter. He formerly authored a column for Trust & Investments magazine for seven years. He has trained and lectured extensively in the financial field in addition to writing articles for numerous publications. He has spoken to audiences of all sizes and served as president of Scribbler’s Ink, a Houston writers group.

He spent his early life in Savannah, Georgia and graduated from Emory University with a BA in history. He is also a graduate of Northwestern Graduate Trust School in Chicago. Former founder and owner of a wealth management training/consulting firm, he and his wife owned an art gallery of contemporary realism in downtown Chicago. Both are inveterate fly fishermen and now live in Atlanta Georgia.