Worldwide traveler, associate professor, media specialist, photographer and extraordinarily good man, Bill Dinlocker (H. W. Dinlocker) wrote—a lot. He wrote for children and adults, all nationalities, in all times and places. His journey began in 1927 in the little village of Wycombe, PA. He attended grades one to eight in a one room schoolhouse. After Bucknell University, he earned his Masters at Temple and taught in Lehigh University. He wrote letters to his daughter and son-in-law, Ralph Dinlocker, also a writer, every week from 1976 to 1987 when she lived for 2+ years in Teheran, Iran; 2 years in Ma’adi, Egypt and while she was living in Jakarta, Indonesia he found the internet. He crafted a letter to her every day thereafter for her next 10 years in Indonesia, 2 years in Haiti and 4 years in Shanghai, China. While visiting his daughter with her mother, he climbed the inside of the great pyramid in Cairo, Egypt; dined in the Writer’s Room in the Raffles Hotel in Singapore; saw the Ramayana on the island of Java and enjoyed the beaches of Bali in Indonesia. He brought his love of all people to his writing. Above all, he was a loving husband for more than 60 years to my amazing mother and he was a spectacular father. Herein is this brilliant man’s imagination shared.
—Elizabeth Anne Dinlocker