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His second book is now available for purchase! Buy it here and Bill will sign it for you!


Bill Torrey was born in the summer of 1957 with very little fanfare. He was the last of six kids. A sixth generation Vermonter who’s kin were at Fort Ticonderoga with Ethan Allen in 1775, his roots are deeply attached to the forested hills of the state. He grew up on his family’s farmstead in Essex during the 60’s and early ’70’s. Bill grew up knowing when he sat down for supper that his plate full of food came from the garden in the back yard and their cows grazing in the pasture beside the house.

“Every now and again a writer shows up who has actually lived and worked. You can suss out these characters by their muffler burn tattoos, and a story line that cleverly weaves through the forest.  Cutting Remarks delivers both entertainment and an education. I’ll be recommending this to my forestry students as a primer in forest economics, interpersonal communications, forest operations, ecology, ethics, and the value of perspiration.”                                                                                          Brett Mcleod, Ph.D.,                                                                                          Department Chair, Forestry, Paul Smith’s College

“Bill Torrey is a natural storyteller who’s had the advantage of growing up on a farm, a setting full of stories. By turns wacky, hilarious, or heart wrenching, The Ta Ta Weenie Club will have you reaching for Bill’s tales for years to come, and trying out some unique Vermont expressions that you’ve probably never heard before.”
—Willem Lange

Bill-at-the-House-at-9-Months_April-1958By following the rugged heritage of his family, he was led to a life working in the forests of Vermont. By the time he was 19, he was working as a lumberjack earning eighty cents a tree and all the sawdust he could eat. He soon went off on his own with small, light on the land equipment to better serve the land and his conscience. In the fall of 2013, Bill retired from logging with most of his sanity and darn near all his fingers and toes. He resides in West Bolton, Vermont,

You can hire Bill as your storyteller, and you won’t even have to sell the farm to do it.
Just shoot him an e-mail in the box to the right.
Or give him a call at 802-434-4293.
He’s in bed by nine, up at five.

Four CD Audio Book told by the author now available for the same price as the book!