Tom Williams


What is a list? In short, it is a cue card, a reminder, a memory jogger. How many lists do you make or use without even thinking – it is second nature. Grocery lists are probably the most common. This time of year, activities related to school graduation might form the basis for lists. Traditionally, […]

Spring Cleaning and Paint

What do you think of when you hear the words “Spring Cleaning?” For many it is put away winter clothes and bring out the summer digs. To others it means put into storage snow shovels, throwers and breakout lawn mowers, yard tools. Still more may replace skis and sleds with bicycles and ATVs. Some may […]

When and Where to Write

            Since I became a published author, I have met, listened, spoken, and “zoomed” with several other professionals who write books. Those information exchanges lead me to conclude we authors have one thing in common, as well as a key difference.             The commonality we all share is the establishment of “our” place in which […]

Cats and Cancer

From the time I was a child up to my first few years of marriage, my family possessed cats and dogs. Back then, the only time one of our animals saw a veterinarian was to get its annual rabies shot. Our animals passed away for three reasons; old age, hit by a car, or ran […]

Life Story Book Services

The spry ninety-year-old volunteer revealed she was a Rosie-the-Riveter who assembled airplane engines during World War II. Something she never told her children. Local news often highlights a senior citizen’s amazing accomplishments to the awe and wonderment of his or her grandchildren, who never knew. A middle-aged man mentioned he had sorted through his life […]

Bureaucrat Mode

Several Yellow Sticky Notes on a Table

At the beginning of every new calendar year, I make time in January and February to close out the old calendar year. By necessity, the process includes ensuring all that has changed the prior year is updated for use in the next. The result of my actions provides readiness for the annual nemesis – April […]

Busy as a Bee – January Book Sale and Signing

My writer’s imagination creates the idea that many of you, like me, have been very busy the past few weeks. One with the air travels fiasco. Another is the more pleasant celebration of holidays with family and friends. A third may be closing out 2022 and getting ready for 2023, especially, if you own and […]

Book Signing and Sale

Tom standing with books

Here I am at last week’s Local Author Event hosted by The Green Door Book Store and Gift Shoppe. I met other authors and publishers and interacted with booklovers. The added benefit was the opportunity to discuss my books, and sold a few.

Why and What to Write – Part V

A dark window asking What is Your Story? behind which is a desk with books

This is the last installment of my ‘Why and What to Write’ series. Authors express themselves through the art of writing. Early stories were epistles in the form of cuneiform, Linear B impressed into clay tablets, and hieroglyphics on papyrus. Eventually, words were created and written using the inventions of paper, feather quills dipped into […]

Why and What to Write – Part IV

In today’s digital world, does anyone write love letters? Let alone keep them? Are romantic correspondences preserved, or deleted? Do amorous episodes get cached, or purged? Are such records of events retained or lost in the dustbin of history? Archivists possess the letters John Adams wrote to Abigail. Robert E. Lee’s letters to his family […]