Dr. Bill Booth is a graduate of LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he also trained in general surgery. School and residency training were interrupted by a two year tour of duty in the Navy which included a year aboard the hospital ship USS Sanctuary in Vietnam.
Following residency training, Dr. Booth practiced general surgery first in a rural community in southeastern Missouri, then in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he retired in 2001.
Bill and Cherry, his wife of 45 years, have four adult children and five grandchildren. They now live in the mountains of north Georgia where he writes, ties flies, and plays golf. He practices medicine part-time at a free clinic in Jasper, Georgia.