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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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5th Grade Adopted Author

Will Hobbs


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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


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Will Hobbs Books

  • Picture Book

    • William Allen White Nominees

  • Ghost Story

  • Will Listen to part of

    Wild Man Island


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Will Hobbs Web Site

  • www.willhobbsauthor.com

  • Great info on books and author