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

~ Commendus, Book 1

"If you want something bad enough, you'll fight with all you've got to get it." 

~ Jack Parry, Book 2

"Zerny's pets....He's taken to a hobby, but someth'n smudged 'em all out."

~ Skap, Book 2

 "...how many trees need to fall before it's not just the wind?"

~ Juny, Book 1

"I'd like strawberry jam on my toast."

~ Dod, Book 1

"I guess that's what you get for sleeping in.  You're a link left out of the chain." 

~ Buck, Book 1

"You putrid, loathing, degenerate snake!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

 "Yes, that's very true--The Dread--my goodness, I hate thinking of The Dread."

~ Commendus, Book 1

 "If The Dread is among us, then we must act normal.  Any suspicious behavior would certainly lead to a swift and fatal meeting with him!"

~ Dilly, Book 1

“Come on, guys. You all did your best today. Don’t judge a player by one bad game.”

~ Coach Smith, Book 1

" There are only two kinds of people in the world. The kind that do stuff and the kind that always talk about doing stuff. Nobody's in between." 

~ Jack Parry, Book 2

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

~ Sawny, Book 1

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

~ Josh, Book 2

"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

"She's going to get you one of these days.  You better watch your back...if you prank her wrong, she'll plunk you with her sword...only to discover later that you were kidding."

~ Bowy, Book 2

 "Don't worry, they're up to real action."

~ Dilly, Book 1

 "Then good!  Their anger will serve me well!"

~ Dark Hood, Book 2

"In your dreams, maggot!" 

~ Dod, Book 1

"We mostly think about tragedy in terms of what has happened, not what could have happened." 

~ Dod, Book 1

"I don't know. It's a massive ball of trouble--its legs flailing, its razor-sharp claws slicing....I know this for sure--it's not meant to be here in Green."

~ Bowlure, Book 2

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