I've been writing stories almost since I was able to pick up a jumbo crayon and put words on paper. I love what I do and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to share these tales with my readers.
My work is typically classified as young adult literature, if only because the stories are clean and most of the characters are young. There's more to it than that, though.
Every book I've ever personally loved has been what I'd call ageless. That is, it contains something that can touch the heart of a child while he's still too young and raw to appreciate subtlety, but there's also something in it that he can still feed on when he's old and gray, although perhaps not the same things. It's my aspiration to write stories like that.
In fact, the majority of my readers are adults who want to read something that will uplift them and make them feel glad to be alive that day. We all need beautiful stories, and without them we suffer.
If you'd like to know more about me or my work, please visit my official author's website at www.williamwoodall.org
on Aug. 22, 2012 :
This is a beautiful little story, containing the essential elements of fairytale and myth. It's also refreshingly pithy, which I've come to expect of Native- American-based fables. Any imaginative child will enjoy its timeless appeal and its thoughtful ethic.
(review of free book)