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 April 10, 2018 :
You know a story is well-written if it can make you cry. This was a fantasy with such great christian, inspiring messages included throughout. I literally want to be a better person after reading this wild, love-filled novel. It speaks to a faith few will ever find.
(review of free book)
on April 11, 2014 :
Really enjoyed this! Imaginative and fun woven together with Truth it is definitely worth a read.
(review of free book)
on June 26, 2013 :
Snuggle Up Under A Stetson, and then HANG ON!!!
At first, I thought Many Waters was going to be a straight-forward Country-Fried love story; but then I read the second sentence and “evil” was mentioned and I knew this story would be something different.
I love that this story is told by its two main characters as if they were carrying on a conversation with a friend—not only recounting events, but reflecting on them as well, giving you valuable spiritual insight.
It has the handsome Christian Cowboy, the kind that makes you want to snuggle up under his Stetson for a while. And then it has the beautiful, long-lost love interest of his youth, BUT add a long-time family curse and enforcers as evil as home-made sin, and you've got yourself an action-packed, prize-worthy novel. And to TOP THAT OFF-you'll learn some things, too!
The story takes you on a journey, encountering some painful situations and some pretty scary happenings! However, those same “scary happenings” serve as vivid symbols that teach you valuable lessons for your daily life and well as your spiritual life. You can take away several “Golden Nuggets” to help make your Christian walk a better stroll.
The story actually left me with some questions about my own life. If someone was to “taste” my life, what would it be like? Would they spit it out, or would they want more? What am I seasoning my life with—Hatred, Bitterness, Un-forgiveness, Love, Peace, Joy, Compassion? Are these things that someone would want to eat? TRANSLATION: Am I displaying enough of Christ in my life that others would see a difference? Would my life create a hunger and a thirst in someone else for Jesus’ Salvation, which IS the difference?
I know you will enjoy this book—I did! And Lord willing, it will be a help to you too!
(reviewed the day of purchase)