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Karlyle Tomms

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Karlyle Tomms is a writer who grew up in rural Ozarks poverty. 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. However, he had never written or published fiction until completing his first novel in 2012. His general method for fiction has been to define a character and allow that character to tell his or her own story from first person perspective as though the character is writing an autobiography. Through his characters he explores the psychology of the human condition as well as the various elements and entanglements of personalities. His novels incorporate the social and historical influences ...more

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Karlyle Tomms When I was five years old my mother was killed in a mysterious car wreck. It was a single car fatality that occurred on a sunny day with dry pavement.…moreWhen I was five years old my mother was killed in a mysterious car wreck. It was a single car fatality that occurred on a sunny day with dry pavement. The car ran off the road, and down an embankment in an isolated section of highway that was off the usual path one might have taken. It killed my mother, and her body was so mutilated that it required a closed casket funeral. However, my step-father, who supposedly was driving, walked away with barely a scratch, and stated he had rolled down the embankment in the same vehicle that was completely totaled. It was ruled as an accident by the Missouri State Police who did not do a thorough investigation, but my aunts had always speculated that my step-father had murdered her and staged the accident to cover it. After she died, my step-father took all her possessions and disappeared. I never saw him again, and had only met him one time before that happened.

Someday, I am going to write my own story. I have had friends who have encouraged me to do that for several years now. . Thanks for the question. (less)
Karlyle Tomms LOL! - Once upon a time there was a ghost. He said, "Booooooooo!

Thank you for the question. I have never actually attempted horror. It is a genre tha…more
LOL! - Once upon a time there was a ghost. He said, "Booooooooo!

Thank you for the question. I have never actually attempted horror. It is a genre that has never created much appeal for me.

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Okay, Gillette does a commercial which chastises men for bad behavior, a shadow of the “#MeToo” movement. Some men react, “I don’t need Gillette to lecture me on masculinity.” Many men are not used to being called to task. They are used to being dominant and in control, not necessarily of themselves. Call them on their stuff, and it pisses them off because no one is supposed to call them on their Read more of this blog post »
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“Want an effective way of creating positive change in your life? Stop talking about what you hate, and start talking about what you love. Stop accounting for what lack, and start counting all the reasons you have to be grateful.”
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“The more you look at what's wrong with your life, the less you will see what's right with your life.”
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“When you attend only to this moment regrets of the past begin to fade.”
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“Happiness is a skill we learn and maintain through practice.”
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“If you are not happy with me then I would rather you be happy somewhere else than unhappy with me. For that matter, I would rather you be unhappy somewhere else than be unhappy with me.”
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“One of the biggest relationship mistakes is trying to "make" another person happy. The only person you can make happy is yourself. We are each 100% responsible for our own happiness. Take responsibility for your own happiness and let everyone else take responsibility for theirs.”
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“Maybe that's the genius you were talking about," I said. "The genius to heal it is to hit it head on and keep hitting it 'til you develop the strength to deal with it. Make sure you don't pull the rug over it and pretend it isn't there. Talk about it. Face it. Feel it. 'Til you heal it.”
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“Child, I am telling you that you don't have to do anything to be special." She leaned forward a little more and patted my arm to call my attention. When I turned to look, her eyes met mine with a gaze of pure love. "You are already special," she went on. "You don't have to get an education to be special, but you can if you want to. You don't have to cure cancer to be special, but if you do the world would be grateful. God don't make nobody who ain't special. It means we are all equal in his love. There ain't no way around it. If you believe that love is real, then we are all equal in it.”
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Karlyle Tomms James wrote: "Hi.

I’d like to introduce myself. Besides being the author of the Jonathon Stones Mystery Series, I am a strong Author's Advocate. I write articles highlighting other authors books. Also, I do au..."


James wrote: "Hi.

I’d like to introduce myself. Besides being the author of the Jonathon Stones Mystery Series, I am a strong Author's Advocate. I write articles highlighting other authors books. Also, I do au..."


Thank you for connecting. What do you require for an interview or spotlight?

Blessings,
Karlyle


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James Moushon Hi.

I’d like to introduce myself. Besides being the author of the Jonathon Stones Mystery Series, I am a strong Author's Advocate. I write articles highlighting other authors books. Also, I do author interviews and post them on my blogs. Thanks for friending me.

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