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 Dec. 26, 2012 :
I am an older reader, and I must say that I absolutely LOVED this book that is geared to the young adult. What a journey! I love how the author writes with real-life, not larger-than-life, characters that young people can identify with. The protagonist, Brian Stone, age 14, has grown-up before his time due to his dysfunctional home life, but thanks to the Grace of God, his heart had not hardened. However, as we learn in the story, even the best of intentions that are not fully thought out can lead to serious consequences. Brian leads us on a heart-felt, adventurous quest to right his wrongs. I was reading the story so intensely, that I became physically cold at reading about the icy mountain waters, and I felt as though I was right there in the action. I didn't want to put it down! Thank you, Mr. Woodall for a great book!
Author of Wheels of Love
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)