When Seattle author David B. Williams started his most recent project he never could have imagined that the research, writing and publication of his latest book would take nearly five years. Now Mr. Williams is able to share his wonderful discoveries of the human and natural history of Puget Sound in his book, Homewaters.
“It weaves the stories of people and place across more than 10,000 years of history. This include warfare, transportation (canoe culture and mosquito fleet), and resource extraction. In addition to addressing salmon and orca, I also explore lesser known, but ecosystem-critical species such as rockfish, herring, kelp, Olympia oyster, and geoducks. Ultimately, my goal is to create a more nuanced and complex picture of this beautiful place and to illustrate that we are a critical moment where we can work together to make it more habitable for all.” (Quote from the author’s website geologywriter.com)
In these pandemic days we can’t yet attend in-person books talks but the author is giving a number of free presentations via Zoom. By going to his website or to that of the UW Press Events Page, you can see the author’s list of upcoming book talks about Homewaters. The Zoom meetings are free (though sometimes phrased as “purchase a ticket” when you register.) By registering for a Zoom meeting, a link to the meeting will be sent to you.
From the University of Washington Press Blog Page, here is David B. Williams’ story of how he wrote the book Homewaters: