The Adventures of Dod

Thomas R. Williams was raised in Utah, roaming the fields and mountains with his best friend, Kyle. He adamantly told his mother many times that he was an outdoor boy and, therefore, had no interest in reading. Now, a few decades later, he’s decided that books aren’t so bad.

If you’re a kid or you remember being one, read the short passages about when Thomas was young. If you’re a parent, you might enjoy the excerpts from the annual Christmas letter Thomas sends out to his family and friends--it's always devoted to the funny things that happen when you’re raising kids (he has thirteen).

Thomas Williams and his publisher, Zettai Makeru, support kids getting a good education. Thomas has visited tens of thousands of kids in schools to promote reading and writing.  Recently, many kids participated in The Adventures of Dod 500 word essay contest.  31 students were awarded cash prizes, including the first place of $1,000! 

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"If you've brought us all the way over here to show us the insides of that thing, I'm not going to be pleased." 

~ Sawny, Book 2

"I thought we had an agreement!  Didn't you sign with your knife?" 

~ Murdore, Book 2

"He's tilted his glossy eyes at the pile of droppings and missed the whole team of mules pulling the cart." 

~ Commendus, Book 1

"You're not the only one that thinks the Camerons ought to be taught a royal lesson." 

~ Josh, Book 1

"Less tads, less swappers....We're down to forty-six, and only three of them are aided by swappers. It's tragic. I suppose we may live to see the day when they'll all be a thing of the past."

~ Pious, Book 2

"Always question the unusual, but be particularly skeptical of the apparent. Your opponent, if he or she is witty, will capitalize on the obvious to ensnare you.  Don't fall for it." 

~ Youk, Book 1

"Enjoy Driaxom.  I hope you live a long, long, long life!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

"You'll bring me there next time, won't you, Cole?"

~ Josh, Book 2

"I thought I told you to run, boy!  Apparently my legs work just fine."

~ Dod, Book 1

"Oh, and Eluxa, if you think Bowy ever noticed you, you're the one with a horrible memory!" 

~ Boot, Book 1

 "Ludicrous!  Are you going to let me out, or not?"

~ Ingrid, Book 2

"Come on, boy, settle down. You don't want that putrid thing anyway. I'll find you something better..."

~ Boot, Book 2

"But for the love of Saluci, that mare is foremost in Youk's heart." 

~ Sawny, Book 1

 "Oh--that Dod."

~ Neadrou, Book 2

"You just don't go there and expect to come back alive. Cat fights are wicked." 

~ Dod, Book 1

"Why be mad when you can choose to be happy?" 

~ Bowlure, Book 1

"It's a great day to jilt the boockards out of Raul." 

~ Boot, Book 1

"I think part of me has already fallen asleep--not because of your stories, they're wonderful.  I just have--ah--a problem with my legs." 

~ Dod, Book 1

"So he's dead and life goes on without him, huh?"

~ Boot, Book 1

"I do....I keep all of the rules that need keeping!" 

~ Dilly, Book 1

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