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Thomas Maltman

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in Panama City, Florida, The United States



Dostoevesky, Stephen King, John Gardner, JRR Tolkien

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I am the oldest of twenty-six cousins and the child of an Air Force pilot. Our family lived everywhere from Lubbock, Texas to Stuttgart Air Force Base in Germany. I learned to love travel and love the stories of these places, their history and lore. These loves would serve me well when it came time to write a novel.

I am married to a Lutheran pastor and live in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. I have two young daughters, who are the center of my life. I am fortunate to be teaching composition and creative writing at Normandale Community College.

The best camera I haveever owned is not a camera, but my i-Phone. Linked with the popular app Instagram, I've been able to takedecent photographs, though I am araw amateur when it comes to photography. The following shots were taken on a small farm owned and operated by my in-laws and they show what I love about life in rural Minnesota. This first shot is of the garden and trellis. We visited o... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.71 · 1,851 ratings · 394 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
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“A good story defies the reader's expectations, and in doing so, brings them satisfaction.”
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message 1: by Laura (last edited Jul 15, 2008 07:25AM)

Laura Hi Thomas,

Thanks for the invitation to join you in Good Reads. I hope there are lots of people still finding your book, Night Birds, and enjoying it. I recommended it to one of our area book clubs and they'll be reading it in February. I also have someone with an advance order in for your NEXT book. Is there a title for it yet? He thought it was going to be titled Little Wolves. I am currently reading Red Mandarin Dress; the fifth book in a mystery series set in China and at the same time the marvelous and funny Heart in the Right Place. The upcoming book (January 2009) I'm most excited to recommend to my Bookin' It customers is Malla Nunn's A Beautiful Place to die.

Laura Hansen, Bookin' It Little Falls, MN

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