Born in Canada, raised in Ireland, lives in the United States, Thomas has retired from a thirty-year teaching career which has taken him to Russia, the Middle East, and the Far East. Half a century of wide reading, wider traveling, and concentrated thinking have provoked Thomas into writing historical novels. Those travels involved working as a deck hand, soldier, truck driver in Africa, art model in Ireland, train brakeman in Canada, and a tour guide at the pyramids. Thomas’ novels BALTO’S NOSE and THE MAN WHO STOLE HIMSELF celebrate the courage of human dignity. BALTO’S NOSE recounts the experience of the Monuments Men and Women of World War II. THE MAN WHO STOLE HIMSELF relives the achievements of Robert Smalls, a slave in Charleston during the Civil War, who stole a Confederate gunboat and escaped to freedom with his entire family. Thomas brings a wealth of experience to writing which expresses our primal experiences. He lives in Georgia with his wife and his fifteen cats.