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5 th Grade Adopted Author. Will Hobbs. Will Hobbs Biography. Grew up in Air Force family so moved around a lot – books became his best friends When in Alaska loved mountains, fishing, baseball and books Two older brothers, one younger sister and one younger brother

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will hobbs biography
Will Hobbs Biography
  • Grew up in Air Force family so moved around a lot – books became his best friends
  • When in Alaska loved mountains, fishing, baseball and books
  • Two older brothers, one younger sister and one younger brother
  • Then moved to CA and backpacked in mountains a lot and still does today –loves outdoors and animals
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  • Went to college at Stanford in CA (and spent summers as guide at Boy Scout camp Philmont in NM) before becoming English teacher
  • Moved to Durango, CO where met wife Jean and both backpack and go whitewater rafting – house at edge of wildlife preserve
  • Read so much decided he wanted to try writing a good story – half ideas come from own experience and rest from reading and research
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First book wrote was Bearstone, first book published was Changes in Latitude

Says writing takes practice and

dedication and patience due to all

revising – usually one book/year

with 3 drafts

Big breakthrough when learned to

write with all five senses so reader

could see, hear, taste, touch, and

smell what characters experience

More…
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  • Wants to give readers a good story, but also inspire love of natural world
  • Writes picture and chapter books (many WAW nominees)
  • Far North used to be favorite book, now Crossing the Wire
  • Hope you will

check out his books

and teachers will

read in class

will hobbs books
Will Hobbs Books
  • Picture Book
    • William Allen White Nominees
  • Ghost Story
  • Will Listen to part of

Wild Man Island

will hobbs web site
Will Hobbs Web Site
  • www.willhobbsauthor.com
  • Great info on books and author
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