Demons of Stony River, a unique story about an extremely solitary animal, the Alaska wolverine, is more than a good fictional story about one of nature’s most fascinating animals. It is a highly informative study of fauna and flora, wilderness, and nature. Written as fiction, and accompanied by accurate information and drawings of Alaska’s flora and fauna — 192 pages — fully indexed. The author’s expertise and knowledge is based on first hand observation and experience with the exactitude of a biologist. Tom tells it the way it is in nature with her endless cycles and survivals of the fittest. The beauty of wilderness is described with touches of poetic splendor. The stark realism of the bloody fight for survival with nature in the raw, is told with no punches pulled, yet without cheap sensationalism. This book tells it like it is in a clean, clear, easy to read style for young and old alike. Anyone with an interest in the reality of nature will find this book worth the reading.
Author : Tom Willard
Tom Willard lives in Kenai, Alaska and spends his spare time learning about nature, either in the role of hunter, sherman, bird watcher, naturalist, or stu- dent. He received an AA Degree at Kenai Peninsula Community College and is continuing his education in the eld of biology. Tom is a charter member and of cer of the Kenai Peninsula Botanical Society. He is an avid hunter with a Boone and Crockett and two Pope and Young records. Tom's trophies include moose and caribou, brown bear, black bears, wolf, and wolverine. Killing game has never been a requisite for him to enjoy the outdoors however. For Tom, a successful hunting trip is being able to watch animals while remaining undetected. Stalking game is one of his greatest pleasures and he recalls bears, wolverine, and wolves observed at less than 20 yards. While Tom hunts with others, he prefers solo trips, and has been alone in the bush for up to 3 weeks at a time. This solitude brings him close to his lifelong love, undisturbed nature. Like many Alaskans, Tom is an airplane owner and pilot.