You don’t have to go to a local bookstore to meet an author, you might stumble across one at a Virginia State Park!
Francis Wood, a local story teller, radio personality, and award winning author born in Farmville, Virginia writes and publishes his own wild tales.
From the tales of the tree climbing Indian Chadega to the touching Christmas story of a certain wooden bell, Francis Wood has been delighting readers for years with his wholesome and natural, down-home tales of nature and caring. Francis is a local story teller, radio personality, and award winning author born in Farmville, Virginia who writes and publishes his own wild tales.
Last summer guests of his website Francis says:
“I loved the forests and the river and felt a kinship with nature at an early age, which I've retained throughout my life. Many of my stories come from my past… I write about the things I know. It's not forced at all. Just real natural. When you are quiet you notice things around you.”
Francis currently has 22 books on sale for readers to enjoy, including his newest release The Toy Maker’s Son, and the 3 volume series of the The Nikpins.
Not only will one of Francis’ stories be the highlight of the Twin Lakes’ Story Hike for National Kids to the Parks Day on May 19th, 2012, at 11 a.m., but Twin Lakes is pleased to welcome back Mr. Wood this summer for several Tales & Traditions programs, the first of which will be on May 26th, 2012, at 6 p.m.
Francis, and the rest of the park, would love nothing more than to have you join us for an evening of amazing stories. You never know, maybe it will inspire a few adventures of your own. Click here to view some of Francis Wood's books.
Twin Lakes State Park is the perfect setting for park visitors to hear Francis Wood's stories of nature and the beauty around us.
For more information on Francis’ visits, or about other park programs, click here, or don’t hesitate to call our main office at 434-392-3435 or email us.
The park is located near Farmville, about an hour southwest of Richmond. To get there, take U.S. 360 West of Burkeville to Route 613. Then go east on Route 629.
Drive Time :Northern Virginia, three to four hours; Richmond, one to one and a half hours; Tidewater/ Norfolk/ Virginia Beach, two and a half to three hours; Roanoke, three hours.