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Tell Me a Fairy Tale: A Parent’s Guide to Telling Mythical and Magical Stories

Tell Me a Fairy Tale: A Parent’s Guide to Telling Mythical and Magical Stories is guide for parents on how to tell classic fairy tales, rather than just reading them. By telling a story, parents can adapt that story to their child’s likes. Children love to hear stories in their parents’ own voice. From the classics […]

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Outwitting Squirrels

Bird-loving Americans share a common problem: squirrels! These fast, greedy, incredibly crafty, fluffy-tailed rodents pillage birdfeeders before owners’ very eyes. For 25 years, Outwitting Squirrels has been leading the charge to help bird lovers defend their feeders. This classic defense manual for the besieged birder has been fully updated to deal with the more tech-savvy […]

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Latest Blog Posts and Musings

The Solitary Writer

I’m tired of working alone. Working alone is a writer’s curse because there’s no other way to do what we do. I could write at a cafe or one of those shared open working spaces, but it would still amount to the same thing: Sharing my thoughts exclusively with my keyboard. The reason that I’m […]

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Washington, DC Switches from Fahrenheit to Celsius

“DC Switches to Celsius” was originally published as a fake news story on the Cleveland Park Listserv, in the summer of 2010. If you’re just about anywhere in the scorching northern hemisphere this summer, you’ll appreciate the idea.    In an emergency effort to reduce electricity consumption during this heat wave, the Washington Metropolitan Council of […]

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About Bill Adler

Bill Adler is a writer. He is the author of over a dozen books including Outwitting Squirrels: 101 Cunning Stratagems to Reduce Dramatically the Egregious Misappropriation of Seed From Your Bird Feeder by Squirrels (Chicago Review Press), Outwitting Home Contractors (Lyons Press), Ask Me Something I Don't Know (Avon), The Weather Sourcebook (Globe Pequot), The Non-Smoker's Bill of Rights (William Morrow, with Steve Allen), Baby-English: A Dictionary for Interpreting the Secret Language of Infants (Pocket Books, with Karen Adler, age two), Outwitting Toddlers (Kensington), Outwitting Critters, (Lyons Press), Outwitting Fish (Adams Media), and Outwitting Neighbors (Fireside). Outwitting Critters was a Literary Guild selection.

He makes his home in Tokyo. You can find Bill Adler on Twitter @billadler, and on Facebook at