"Daring To Make A Difference In Today's Youth-One Page At A Time"
To the students at my school I'm known as Mr. Bill, as it's easy for them to remember. I tell them william is my profesional name as a children author.
Why I Write
About 33 years ago, I started writing poetry for my wife Lisa.
Then I did it for special occasions: Valentine’s Day, Birthdays and such. Then about 5 years later, I started working for the school district here in Concord, Ca. in 1987, I started as a P.M Custodian working nights at Olympic high. I did this for about seven years, and then I got a promotion to become a Head Custodian for an Elementary School. Gregory Gardens. I started writing poetry for teachers, for retirees, students and writing poems for different places for businesses. I wrote a poem to the makers of Snapple tea and received 32, 24 oz. drinks. Then I wrote a poem for a place called the Jungle where kids can be set free to play in a two story building with big tubes. They crawl and slide thru these tubes and get tired out. They gave me 24 free passes that I gave to the schools P.T.A. The principal of the school told me I should write a book from all my poems and put in our school library. So I did. Thanks to Mr. Bob Coritone Title: Modern Poetry. I made the cover and everything myself, it went thru the district for processing and passed. All books had to be checked for bad words and such by four different people.
I'm in ibook store, Kindle and Nook, and amazon.com for The nest that could fly. I'm listed as william sawyers
I would read in the class rooms and children would laugh and giggle over my riddles and I didn’t even have illustrations yet. This is when I wanted to be a writer of children books. Then I wrote Rockets over California, about Model Rocketry. And then I caught a hummingbird in a class room and wrote a story on that. Hummer the hummingbird
A few years later, I went to another school. I stopped writing, do to politics at a school. After two years I seen a parent at a store and she asked if I wrote any more books. I told her no, I stopped altogether. Told her about my situation and she said, I should get my own web site to post them on. I then hired a college Student to make one up for me. For the two years of not writing, then I got a few hobbies with my children. I got into R/C airplanes, and did a lot of fishing. By the third year I got around this subject kind of, by volunteering to read at day cares after hours and by giving my books to teachers. From here I wrote a few more other books. One about a family of robins: The Nest That Could Fly. And the other: the What Am I? Bugs A part two to the first what am I? Book
I met a parent at my school one of the P.T.A people who was doing posters for my school carnival, and asked her if she could do illustrations of my book? She agreed to do. It took her many months to complete as she has six children and was always very busy.
I went thru LULU.com to get published.
Sincerely, William Sawyers
My books have old web site that I haven't used for years use one below.
Web site freewebs.com/william2233
2nd site mrwilliamsawyers.weebly.com cell phone compatable
Donated $500.00 so far to Holbrook Elementary, and to Holbrook daycare. Holbrook Closed so sad
$50.00 to GlenbrookMiddle School, closed as well
Not much, But I'm sure it helped a little.
I'm now helping four schools. with a $1.00 a book.
Valle Verde - The Nest That Could Fly
Wren- What Am I? Bugs
Sun terrace- What Am I?
Gregory Gardens - Bill's P.R.I.D.E, to keep children age's eight on up to never to try tobacco.My fourth and newest book.
I had a spinal fusion on lower back Dec/2013,
After being off almost 4 months I'm back and 100%
After 15 years Bills P.R.I.D.E, is now out. to keep kids aged eight on up to never try tobacco. lulu.com william sawyers
Look me up on youtube. william sawyers
Cool news, look in comments youtube.com william sawyers
talent show. Got to adition in Hollwood for AGT in Feb/2014.
We'll I had a blast - But, didn't make it in this year.
My last words here to you all trying to get out as a writer of any type: Never give up!!! I've been a school custodian for 28 years now. and published for nine years.
Doing book readings and book signings are very, very fun and makes all the waiting very well worth it. Go ahead and read some free stories on this site.
I'm excited my daughter has quit working at 6 Flags and she has started working nexted store to my school where I work. 1/6/2015.
She's working at the day care, as a reacher assistant, and will be going back to college to be a teacher.
walnut creek, CA USA
I'm a children author of four books, and was a member of Poetry.com and received a trophy from them years ago. This can be found in my office at school.
I've also have had two articles in Car Audio.
I'm a Head Custodian at a Elementary School and I'm a father of two children.My son Chris 23 years old, and my daughter Amanda 21 years. Married 28 wonderful years.
I'm be creating more stories for children in the near future. I love to go to day cares and schools and test my books to see the children smile & giggle.
My published books can be purchased thru lulu.com Type in william space sawyers in advanced search then go. Third book on amazon.com, Nook, and kindle
again type in william space sawyers or The nest that could fly. Thank you
Bills Short Stories
free children stories and poetry for the ages of five on up, this site works with all browsers