I’m interviewing former Writestream Tuesday guest and award-winning author Karlyle Tomms on Your Book Your Brand Your Business on Monday, July 2 at 5 PM Eastern. Please tune in for a thought-provoking episode with the self-described “personality novelist,” who infuses much of his real-life experience into his fictional books and has recently released a poetry book entitled The Gulls Are Always Laughing.
Karlyle Tomms is an award-winning author who grew up in the rural Ozarks. He worked most of his career in mental health services and addictions treatment and began writing fiction later in life. He has written for different regional magazines and newspapers over the years, and has often been selected to speak at both professional and non-professional events, as well as radio talk shows. His first novel, Confessions from thePumpkin Patch won the 2016 New Apple Awards Medalfor General Fiction and was endorsed by Marideth Sisco who is known for her work on “Winter’s Bone” the four- time Oscar nominated film starring Jennifer Lawrence.
His general method for fiction has been to define a protagonist and allow that character to tell his or her own story from first person perspective as though the protagonist is writing an autobiography. His fictional books are about people overcoming social,psychological, emotional and spiritual challenges.
Aside from his poetry book, which features the subtitle of “My Life, So Far, In Poetry,” chronicles his childhood in the Ozarks through love and lovers to “Everything Else,” and is a poetic spiritual journey, Karlyle has also published The Calling, the second novel in his The Soul Encounters series.
During the interview, he will discuss the concept of “self-help” through fiction, his motivation for pursuing a writing career as he approaches retirement, and his experiences with writing and publishing. We welcome your participation in the live chat and will answer your questions on the air. Please join us for an inspiring, informative episode.
In the meantime, visit Karlyle at his website www.karlyletomms.com.
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