Best selling Taoist author, William Martin, has created a fictional community that will usher the reader into the magical ordinariness of living in harmony with the flow of life. Carson Beach, Oregon, is a coastal town where James Cooper, owner and head cook of The Happy Frog Cafe, creates food and community. Connie Delaney, Coopers assistant and resident fey woman sees a world most people ignore. Connies long-time life partner, Mary OHara, is Director of Animal Medicine at the Oregon Wildlife Refuge. A Japanese doctor, a Chinese artist, an Irish police detective, the proprietress of a unique bookstore, and an assortment of other characters of benevolent oddness, comprise a collection of extraordinary love and support. Into this world comes Carl DeWilde, a refugee from Grand Rapids, Michigan, whose 2000 mile cross-country escape deposits him in Carson Beach, wondering where in the world he was and what in the hell he was doing. Seeing a sign that proclaimed, "The Happy Frog Cafe - Welcome Weary Traveler," Carl thinks, "Thats me," and walks up the path to enter a new world, a world that will transform his life.William Martins first work of fiction - Tales of the Happy Frog brings the reader an image of hope that the world may indeed have the hidden seeds of a transformation that will renew life on planet Earth.