Thomas Watson, Author   4 comments


I’ve always been a storyteller, and very early in my life found the written word to be my preferred method for telling tales. I grew up enjoying words for their own sake, with some of my earliest memories being of family members reading to me and teaching me to both read and write. Most of my childhood was spent in houses full of books, and reading inspired writing. The experience of reading stories, of having feelings and images conjured from my imagination merely by reading carefully arranged words, fascinated me. Somewhere, in a time lost to memory, reading inspired me to try writing my own stories – and that truly was a long time ago. Then as now, I wanted to see if my words could evoke emotions and images in the minds of other people. Have I succeeded in doing so? I have a certain amount of confidence in what I do but, really, success or failure in this regard is a call only readers can make.

Posted April 16, 2012 by underdesertstars

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  1. Hi Tom, it’s Shari from TusCon. Just wanted to let you know I enjoyed Chance Encounters and 179 Degrees From Now (though I haven’t quite got to the book excepts yet). I think my favorite was Second Chance. It was a great page turner! I also read A Long Time Passing with interest because of the comments you made about it. I can see how it would invite annoyed reactions from people who have strong feelings for and against war, as it deals directly with the horror without questioning the necessity. Probably unsatisfying for anyone with a black and white view. I admit to being on the anti-war side of things, but as a story about a traumatized soldier, I liked the fact that he realizes he has a duty to remember what happened, regardless of what the future holds. Anyway, it was good to meet you. See you again next year, if not before!

    • I’m happy to hear those stories worked for you. Jan Costa and his crew (Second Chance) ended up being a significant part of the story told in War of the Second Iteration, starting with the fourth book. The short story was an experiment, and I was so pleased by it in the end, I “recycled” the event depicted in it and made it part of the longer narrative. It was good meeting you. I’m glad Erica brought you to TusCon.

  2. Nice blog tthanks for posting

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