RI Authors Showcase – Meet William Smith


Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!

Leave a comment every day this month for over 30 chances to win either our Grand Prize (a $250 Amazon gift card), our Bonus Prize (a $100 Amazon gift card), or a Cheer-Up Prize (amount to be determined), just in time for holiday shopping!

A winner will be randomly selected one week after the publication of the blog post, and the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be randomly selected on December 7, 2021. For the daily giveaways, the author will contact you directly to coordinate delivery. Print books for delivery within the US only, please.

William “Bill” Smith

William “Bill” Smith retired from the healthcare field and now writes books for children. He is a member of the Children’s Book Insider and The Authors Guild, as well as the Association of RI Authors (ARIA). He was inspired to write his books after a visit from his grandsons, Aidan and Barrett. Aidan misplaced his favorite blue frog, Jimmy, and couldn’t find it. After a month or so, Bill’s wife Kathy found Jimmy in the basement, and instead of simply sending the stuffed frog back to little Aidan, Bill decided to develop an adventure story explaining where Jimmy was all that time. Jimmy’s first great adventure was to Bermuda, and his latest adventure was to the Grand Canyon.

Bill’s inspiration for Two Brothers Who Love to Do Different Things was based on interactions with his grandsons during their playtime activities. The idea set forth in this book is that it’s okay to be different and to love different things, even if they’re related!

Bill will gift all three of these books to one lucky winner (this is a great gift for parents or grandparents). Your comment below will get you in the running. Feel free to answer this question: What was the name of your favorite stuffed animal?

Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!