T.K. Thorne

About me

Teresa (T.K.) Thorne is the executive director of CAP (City Action Partnership) and a retired captain from the Birmingham Police Department. Her debut novel, Noah’s Wife, won ForeWord Reviews “Book of the Year” award for 2009. Her short stories and screenplays have garnered awards as well. A film from her screenplay, Six Blocks Wide, was based on her experiences in the Birmingham Police Department and has shown at juried film festivals in Alabama and Europe. Her new book, Last Chance for Justice: How Investigators Finally Solved the Birmingham Church Bombing Case will be out in Fall of 2013. Learn more about her writing at www.tkthorne.com.

From my website

3 Steps to Engage the Secret Smartest Part of Your Brain

The dumbest part of your brain is the part you think you think with—the conscious brain, that elusive whatever-it-is that feels like the control room housing the “I.” Surprisingly, that “I” part can actually only process a tiny amount of information, only .0000045% of what the rest of your brain is doing…

Rosa Parks & Corn Creek

Rosa Parks in 1955; Martin Luther King in background When I met Rosa Parks, I was too young to have much perspective on anything, but I did realize that I was meeting someone famous. I sat on the front porch of Virginia and Clifford Durr’s farm at “Pea Level” in Wetumpka,…

A Passion for Pluto

For ten years I have waited for TUESDAY. A decade ago, I read about New Horizons, a planned space probe launch to the strange dwarf-planet with an erratic 248-year orbit that defines the edge of our solar system and the beginning of the vast and lonely reaches of interstellar space.  A…

 
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