Danny Thomas

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Danny Thomas grew up in East Tennessee in the 1950s and 1960s. After graduating from Clinton High School in 1966 and playing football for legendary Bear Bryant at the University of Alabama from 1966 through 1971, he worked as a teacher/administrator for 20 years in Durham, North Carolina.

His family, wife, Cynthia, two daughters and a son, accompanied him to new jobs in Salisbury and Sanford, North Carolina. Upon retirement in 2006, the family moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he began consulting work which allows him time for writing. He has twice been recognized by the California Writers Club West Side Story Contest [now known as Write On! Story Contest] in
Berkeley, CA for his Alabama stories, “Cake Takers” and “Gladrags,” and
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Danny Thomas I seldom get real writer's block, but sometimes when I'm rolling, putting quite a few words on paper, life gets in the way, forcing me to stop writing…moreI seldom get real writer's block, but sometimes when I'm rolling, putting quite a few words on paper, life gets in the way, forcing me to stop writing to deal with some emergency. Now and then this unfortunate karma leads me far away from the literary landscape I had been mining. But absent such interruptions I'm down in that mine, digging steadily all day every day. I cannot imagine having nothing to say or write about. (less)
Danny Thomas It allows me to study people all the time. Sometimes it's hearing a turn of phrase that fits into a plot I'm working on. At other times it's recognizi…moreIt allows me to study people all the time. Sometimes it's hearing a turn of phrase that fits into a plot I'm working on. At other times it's recognizing a character who I realize ought be added into a story I've been considering. And even seeing places can fit into the constant assessments I'm doing to create some fundamental truth that I've understood personally, translating it for the world at large...so more people will recognize it as I have.(less)
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Clinch River Pearls

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