Preston Wood (William Preston Wood II)

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Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA
William Preston Wood II was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was a prominent Philadelphia banker. Wood's parents divorced shortly after his birth. His mother, a vaudeville and silent film performer, took him and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. There he completed high school and a stint at the local community college, followed by admission to the University of Florida.

In college, Wood found his passion for writing as he crafted commercial scripts and public service announcements for the university radio station, WRUF. Read more...