Thomas “Dennie” Williams

Thomas “Dennie” Williams

By   Publisher  CreateSpace

ISBN  ISBN-13: 978-1478336730


Published in   Non Fiction, Short Stories,


This is a series of exciting true to life nature tales emphasizing animal and bird interaction and communications with humans. The tales start with a short poem about Chickadees and end with a poetic tour through the Costa Rican jungle. The book opens with a prologue relating how I became fascinated with animals and birds through family influences and experiences. Then, in an introduction, it explains the significance of interactions and spiritual communications among birds, animals and other creatures with humans. Finally, it starts with the first of sixteen true stories or descriptive chapters of interesting interaction among people and birds and animals.One of the critical issues facing the world today is the vital obligation to preserve and protect the environment. As a result of the momentum of destruction of nature world-wide, it will take generations, if ever, to repair all the damage. Hopefully the erosion, already generations old, will not continue at its present pace. But, whatever happens children, teenagers and adults need to educate themselves as much as possible to the very soul of nature.

This book and its short stories are a small and humble effort at catching the attention of as many readers as possible to the need to appreciate wildlife and the actuality that wild creatures can and do communicate their vital needs to people around them, even if they don’t listen or observe the many attempted interactive approaches to them by the non-human world.

What is the Tag Line for your book? (A short description of your book in a sentence or two)

This is a series of exciting true to life nature tales emphasizing animal and bird interaction and communications with humans.

Do you write full time or part time

I am a part time freelance writer.

How do you structure your day when you write

I set aside several hours a day for research and writing

Why do you write? (Example; For fun, to make extra money, a personal experience you want to share with the public)

I cannot resist writing because I was an investigative news reporter for almost four decades, and once retired, I became a freelance writer.

What are you working on right now / or your most recent work

I am working on an investigation into a high up state official and his new college education plan.

What inspired you to create this book

While I was picking blueberries, a beautiful orange butterfly landed on my hand and stayed there while I showed my new found pet around to others inside the patch. At one point, just outside the patch, I started to show him to a young girl and boy who had been rolling down a grass hill. The little boy came racing toward me and I told him to stop because he might scare my butterfly away. He didn't. The butterfly flew up above us. I chewed out the boy, saying "See what you did?You scared my pet butterfly away." Within a few seconds, the boy exclaimed, "No, he's landed near your ear!" I said, "No, that could not be!" My wife was coming out of the patch then and sarcastically exclaimed: "Yes! He's near your ear!" I didn't believe them so I went over to the booth where a lady was selling self-picked blueberries and asked her: "How would you like to see my pet butterfly?!" She immediately exclaimed, "Watch out my dogs will scare it away!" A friendly, tail-wagging Husky approached and his huffing and puffing indeed scared the butterfly into the air. This time it flew away up into the sky and never returned. A day or two later, I remembered being in Barnard, Vermont, at its general store's outside porch on a beautiful sunny day. As I stood there, suddenly a man, know as the town character , approached me and standing near me, began to excitedly tell a tale about how he and a friend had chased a run-away pig to coral him for a pick-up truck ride. As he was telling the wild story, two white butterflies began flying over his head. He ignored them but I was fascinated. They stayed flying around him until he finished his pig story and then flew away. These two stories convinced me to get on the Internet and go to YouTube where I searched for wild creature's interaction with humans. Sure enough, there were some fascinating videos about all sorts of animals and birds interacting with people. This soon inspired me to write my nature book.

What genre do you write in and why did you choose it

I wrote non-fiction and chase it because of the experiences above.

How much research did you do on your book? (If it applies)

I spent a year or more serching for people who had amazing experiences with wild creatures.

How do you think you have evolved creatively from when you first started writing until now

I have been spiritually inspired by the research I did on this book and now have an amazing respect for wild creature, particularly birds!

What was the hardest thing about writing this book for you

The hardest thing about publishing is promoting and selling a book!

What was the most rewarding

Collecting all the amazing stories to write about.

If you had to start over, is there anything you would do different

Perhaps, I would not self publish because it is too dificult

How have you evolved from when you first started writing until now

I am not prepared now to write such a book again because the selling and promoting were too difficult.

Are you a planner type person, or do you prefer to dive right in when you write

I plan a bit before writing,naturally.

How much dialogue do you have with your readers

Quite a bit because they are fascinated with the subject.

Do they influence your writing


Do you recommend being a part of a support groups to help you with your writing


Do you work with an editor If so, how much input do they have


Was there anyone in your past that you think influenced your writing

My relatives who loved nature and particularly, birds.

Do you have any tips or useful resources on marketing


How are you publishing this book? (Indie / self-published, traditional)

Selfpublished through CreateSpace and Amazon

What are your thoughts on book series

I am not interested in a book series!

How long do you think a book should be? (Pages or words)

The length depends upon the type of book and its topic.

Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers


What advice would you give to your younger self today

I don't know.I would write this book again despite all the troubles because I learned so much and was totally inspired by wild creatures.

What is your favorite book or film

I don't have a particular favorate.

If you don’t already have one, do you have plans to have a book trailer and what are your thoughts on them overall


What are you working on next

Freelance news writing.

When you get frustrated, how do you deal with it

Try to forget the frustration if possible

What advice would you give a writer that is just starting out

That advice would depend upon what kind of book one is writing. Butmake sure you do the research on getting the best of publishers.

About the Author

Dennie Williams