MEET TOM

About Tom as an Author (the types of books he writes, and the books he's written thus far)  WHO & WHAT

Tom Garland creates engaging mystery and suspense novels that keep readers constantly coming back for more. His writings today consist of Awaken and "An Unlikely Terrorist". As of January 2016 his newly released book Awaken he has taken readers by surprise.

About Tom growing up (his life history, his family, where he's from, where he went to school, how you developed a passion to write)

WHERE & HOW

The son of an insurance salesman and a schoolteacher, Garland grew up in Dallas, Texas, where his first desire for writing sparked. From there at the age of nineteen Tom began casually writing novels and short stories. In 1969, he graduated from Eastfield College. He was given a full ride to the graduate program in English but dropped out after a year, knowing that he wouldn't be able to pursue his passion for writing if he became a college professor.

Instead, he chose to continue working his job while writing on the side, eventually publishing his first novel.

About Tom's first novel (what was your first novel, what life was like for you while writing your first novel, the struggles you overcame to finally publish your first novel, what made it a success)

WHAT & WHEN

In 2015, while still working for Bill Chacon, Garland published his first novel, An Unlikely Terrorist. After being turned down by multiple publishers, it became a best seller through utilizing Facebook and Amazon to self publish. Garland's 2016 novel, Awaken, was finally launched globally and is on track to becoming a New York Times bestseller in fiction.

About Tom's purpose (why tom writes his books and what he aims to achieve from the books he writes.)

WHY

Tom Garlands approach to writing is what has made him such a great success. Each drop of ink to the paper and every word that is written comes from a deep passion to tell stories that will inspire and engage the lives of his readers. His desire to see his books bring an array of life's emotions, makes the experience of reading a Tom Garland book a one of a kind. With every laugh, with every cry, and with every emotion, Tom Writes for you.