I was born In Walnut Creek Calif. In Feb.1963 I lived in Pleasant Hill, Ca all my life-up to about 19 years of age. My mom wrote poetry, but I didn’t start to write poetry till I was 18 years old and wrote a poem for my wife. My favorite books back in the days where Charlottes Web and Where the Red fern Grows. From writing Poetry Many, Many over the years, it branched out to writing riddles. Then I included Fiction books.
I wrote my first book Modern Poetry, for my old schools library at the request of the principle. I made the book by scratch. Kids loved it.
I then wrote a riddle book called The What Am I? Book, and tested in a few class rooms from kindergarten and first grade. Kids loved it-even with out pictures. So I wrote about model rocketry since I’ve been doing it for over 20 years and gave rocket demos for two schools. From here I’ve written many stories for children. It took me 12 years to find an illustrator- A parent at my school was doing signs for the carnival at my school and I asked her to do my book in 2005, then I found my other illustrator on-line in Marietta, Georgia. Mrs. Diane Carter of Sam101.com. This was for The What am I? Bugs. I liked it so much I let her do The Nest That Could Fly. Once my first became public I decided to do book signing at my school and at the day care next door. I’ve done only 4 So far.
Why I write? I love to hear children laugh & Giggle at my stories. It’s a neat feeling I get
Deep down inside. I used to be shy and very nervous, but, after seeing the kids laugh and being them self’s - silly at times during a story, not anymore.
The What Am I? Bugs, is a part two to the first book. It is more of an advanced book with basic simply done riddles about bugs. The first page has the riddle-clue, and then the second page has a fantastic illustration of the bug in color. Third page has picture for child to color them self’s and a black and white unfinished picture to fill in the missing parts of bug. This way it gets children to be more involved in the book for a longer time Spending less time watching T.V and or playing video games.
Money made I’m donating 10% of profits towards local Schools here in Concord, Ca
I figure they the (P.T.A) need it badly. My first book going towards Holbrook Elementary and Holbrook Day Care, Daycare because they where the first to help get out the word by reading there and invited me there for my first book signing.
My second book is helping out (P.T.A)’s at Glen Brook Middle School and MT.Diablo High School.
My third book is helping out a Local Cub Scout troop Pack# 309
Yes it’s true I write Fiction, Non-fiction, and Poetry. I love them all, as they all help children one way or another; I write them short as they won’t get bored with them,
While encouraging them to learn at the same time. I’ve made many donations to different places.
Children’s Hospital in Oakland, Ca
Contra Costa County child services
A few Libraries’, my old school, my present schools library, Concord library
I even donated to some teachers who like my stories on line. So I mailed to there school for there class to use.
The books I’m now reading is focused on getting out my name.
Via press releases, advertising, Here’s a few
Guerrilla Marketing For Writers by Jay Levinson
Get In The News by David Leonhardt
Marketing Success by Robert W Bly
Book Promotion Ain’t For Sissies by Jenna Glatzer
Also thanks to Anna Jennings and Tony Trupiano for their Expert Tele seminars for free
And to Globaltalkradio.com – 10 minute Interview in 2005
And to Mr. Charly Shepler of Comcast Spot Light Local Edition - 5 minute Interview on CNN, July 2006
What’s my next book? I’m waiting to get some my others published first
Then on planning on writing part two of a few other books and part threes of what am I books.
My hobbies are walking my rat terrier dog for an hour or two, riding bikes with my children, reading to day cares, photography, fishing, and inventing things.
Reading to day cares, kid’s are giving me more ideas on more stories.
This is my new site below
My web site; http://www.williamsawyers.com
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