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
Zach Trewick always thought he'd become a writer someday, or maybe play baseball for the Texas Rangers. What he never imagined in his craziest dreams was that he'd find himself dodging bullets and crashing cars off mountainsides, let alone that he'd ever be expected to break the ancient werewolf curse which hangs over his family.
But Zach is the last of the werewolf hunters, the long-foretold Curse-Breaker who can wipe out the wolves forever, and he's not the type to give up just because of a few minor setbacks. . .
These are the stories of the Stone family: Brian, Lisa, and Brandon, and some of the people they know and love, most notably Cody McGrath. All of them were called for great and glorious things, though sometimes only after great suffering and many mistakes. These are beautiful tales of selfless and sacrificial love, the scorning of selfishness in all its forms and disguises.
In the year 2154, the world has become a dangerous place. Extremist groups would like nothing better than to wipe out humanity completely, and even the people sworn to defend civilization against such threats have become deeply corrupt and untrustworthy.
When a virulent plague destroys all warm-blooded life on Earth, a small band of survivors clings to life on the partially-terraformed Moon. But fresh dangers lie in wait for the unwary; nor have they left behind all the wickedness in the hearts of men.
After traveling to the distant future to save the girl he loves from the evil ex-werewolf Dr. Andrew Garza, Cameron finds himself in a whole new world of intrigue, secret police, and wicked schemes that may yet destroy the entire human race.
In the year 2154, the world has become a dangerous place. Extremist groups would love to destroy mankind completely, and even those sworn to defend civilization against such threats have become deeply corrupt. When a virulent plague destroys all warm-blooded life on Earth, a small band of survivors clings to life on the partially-terraformed Moon, a decision which carries its own set of dangers.
What begins as a simple expedition to retrieve lost comrades in the Martian desert quickly turns deadly as Tyke and the others find themselves trapped on the Red Planet, at the mercy of a fanatical dictator who would like nothing better than to execute all of them for treason.
After an unusual energy surge reveals their presence, Tyke and the other survivors find themselves attacked by an aggressive and ruthless group of military colonists who escaped from Earth just before the plague. Almost before they know it, the survivors find themselves locked in a bitter struggle over the future of humanity, and over who will inherit the Earth after all.
When 23-year-old Micah McGrath suddenly finds himself thrust into a dangerous and ugly future after a lab accident, his only choice is to make the best life for himself that he can. But when the secret police get wind of his research into time travel, Mike soon becomes a virtual prisoner, forced to continue his work on behalf of ruthless captors who wouldn't hesitate to eliminate him if necessary.
The survivors of Earth have settled at last on the beautiful island of Hawaii, and all seems well. But when Tycho spots an unexpected distress signal coming from the abandoned Moon, they are immediately faced with the urgent task of rescuing whoever was left behind. But what began as a simple rescue mission quickly becomes a much more complex and dangerous expedition than anyone ever expected.
Zach's quiet summer turns suddenly dangerous when Jolie and her cousin Matthieu ask him to help wake up the sleeping ex-wolves. Some people don't need a werewolf curse to make them do evil things, and when they accidentally awaken a brilliant and wicked sorcerer, Zach and the others find themselves locked in a fierce battle for survival.
Cody McGrath is a young cowboy with big dreams and some serious enemies. Lisa Stone is a small-town waitress with problems of her own. But when an ominous prophetic dream brings them together, they soon find that love can blossom even under the most unlikely of circumstances. An inspirational and very thought-provoking Christian love story with a fantasy twist.
When Tycho McGrath accidentally discovers that a deadly plague will kill everyone on Earth in less than a week, he forms a desperate plan to steal an experimental spacecraft and escape to the partially terraformed Moon with several others, hoping to ride things out till it's safe to come home.
But the survivors soon find that new dangers await them, and they may never make it home after all.
Zach Trewick always thought he'd become a writer someday, or maybe play baseball for the Texas Rangers. He never imagined he'd find himself dodging bullets and crashing cars off mountainsides, caught up in a desperate struggle to break the ancient werewolf curse that hangs over his family. Is Zach brave enough to win the fight, or will he go down in defeat like all those before him?
Zach has finally found the life he always wanted, and all seems to be well. But when a mysterious and beautiful stranger shows up one night to tell him he's being watched, he finds that the Curse Breaker still has work to do. As he is drawn into a dark and dangerous confrontation with evil, Zach must find the strength and faith in God to make an end. Book Three of The Last Werewolf Hunter series
After two years, Zach thought he was free of the curse at last. But when a stranger kidnaps him in his own back yard, he soon discovers that the past is not quite as dead as he'd like it to be. As he finds himself caught in a vicious struggle of good vs evil, Zach is forced to decide exactly what he believes in, and if he has the courage to fight for it. Book Two in The Last Werewolf Hunter series
What would you do, if the people you loved wanted you to become a monster? What if they wouldn't take no for an answer? When twelve-year-old Zach Trewick is faced with questions like these, there seems to be only one choice he can make. . . Run.
"Cry for the Moon" is the first book in the critically-acclaimed Last Werewolf Hunter series, followed by "Behind Blue Eyes" & "More Golden Than Day".
Brian had always believed there had to be something more out there than just the dull and humdrum world he was used to. So when something magical was suddenly dropped in his lap, he wasn’t at all disbelieving, as some people might have been. When reality is harsh, you learn very quickly to look beyond it. This beautiful novel of love and redemption will make you ponder what truly matters.
Short Story. When her village is about to be destroyed by an invading army that demands a mountain of gold before sunrise, Elisabeth decides to take it upon herself to get it for them. She enters a mysterious and forbidding forest in search of a rumored treasure, but what she finds there is completely different than what she expected. Short Story.
Brandon Stone hasn't always made the right choices in life, but when he finds himself a father at the age of sixteen, life suddenly takes on a whole new level of difficulty. Bran soon discovers that the world can be a cruel place for a Christian who stumbles, but even though his life seems wrecked forever, God still has a high calling for Brandon to answer. If he can find the courage.
Short Story. The tale of a very beautiful young girl, who discovers that beauty can bring its own problems. When she is kidnapped by a cruel witch who envies her, she finds that no one has the courage to help her escape, except for the boy who loves her. This short story is loosely based on a Native American folk tale.
The Slayer and the Sphinx
on Aug. 11, 2012
The Slayer and the Sphinx is one of those books which keeps surprising you. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading, but when the main character almost immediately got embroiled in a fight with a homeless girl for no apparent reason, I became intrigued. Turns out she was a monster in disguise, and he was sworn to hunt down and destroy such things.
The likable and realistic characters are a large part of what makes this story work so well. I think Porter (the main character) is sometimes unintentionally funny when he doesn't really mean to be, partly because he has such a theatrical streak at times. But he's also noble of heart, and I think that combination is part of what makes him so endearing. Sarah, the other main character, sometimes acts like a spoiled rich girl (which, of course, she is), but then other times she shows a level of compassion and curiosity about the world which we don't normally associate with that type of girl. Those kinds of internal contrasts make both main characters fascinating as individuals.
There were a lot of other things to like about this book; plenty of action, some good sword-play, interesting storyline, and vivid descriptive language. I read it straight through in one sitting and really would have liked to go on to Book Two immediately if it hadn't been way past bedtime already.
As for the bad? Well, not much, really. I thought the use of Elvish language in one chapter detracted from the story a bit at that point. Most of us have had the experience of standing awkwardly while other people hold a conversation in a foreign language we don't understand, and that's what that particular scene reminded me of. There were a few other minor issues like that, but nothing which kept me from enjoying the story.
I would consider the book to be in the young adult category, but I recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who likes a good action-adventure story of the modern-fantasy type. It won't disappoint you!