Bill Lynch, is an award-winning journalist, author, and columnist. He is the former editor Sonoma Magazine and The Sonoma Index-Tribune, and a recipient of the James Madison Investigative Journalism Award from Society of Professional Journalists and the Lincoln Steffens Investigative Journalism Award from Sonoma County Press Club.
His columns are currently published in The Sonoma Index-Tribune and on Sonomanews.com. The subjects range from fly-fishing and travel, to prominent local people and history. In addition to his regularly published columns, Lynch has also completed his first novel, MEKONG BELLE.
In 2015, Lynch co-authored the second edition of “The Sonoma Valley Story,” a detailed history of the birthplace of California wine.
In 2017, he published “My Sonoma – Valley of the Moon,” an insiders look at his hometown and the people who made it a very special place.
A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, Lynch served in Vietnam as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He and his wife, Dottie, live in Sonoma, CA.

Other Works

  • My Sonoma – Valley of the Moon


Awards and Recognition

  • City of Sonoma Honorary Alcalde 2023

Press and Media Mentions