McKell began creating and telling campfire stories while he was
in high school and has been doing so ever since. As a scout leader
for almost 20 years, Bill perfected his stories around the campfire
on monthly campouts and then used them to entertain large gatherings
at scout camps and other events. He now shares his stories at church,
school and business events throughout the Midwest.
Bill McKell graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree
in Elementary Education. After five years as a middle school teacher,
Bill joined The Chillicothe Telephone Company. The company, founded
by the McKell family in 1895, is headquartered in the southern Ohio
community where Bill resides with his wife, Peggy, and their
daughters Kristen, Lauren, Meghan, Caitlyn, Shaelyn and Jaidyn. Today, Bill
McKell is president of Horizon Telcom, the parent company of The
Chillicothe Telephone Company.
Inspired by personal experiences and special people in his life,
Bill’s stories are filled with authentic characters, traditional
values, heartwarming messages, and surprise endings. Although crafted
originally for young people, Bill’s stories have universal
To order Bill’s stories or to schedule a performance, access
the links above. To order by phone contact Bill at (740) 703-8289. Bill's stories are also available in digital form at kindle.amazon.com.
Check out Bill's ambitious project to combine the live telling of one of his most requested stories with filmed scenes from the story. This unique "Story for the Journey" is now available on DVD. Click the link below to read more about this production.