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Toi Thomas

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A self-proclaimed techie and foodie, Toi Thomas was born in Texas, but considers Virginia to be home. Growing up, Toi had a strong interest in reading fiction and loved to watch movies. Working with computers and cooking lavish meals have become reoccurring pastimes for the former teacher’s assistant turned behavioral therapist, but now Toi wants to entertain the world with her writing.
Toi Thomas writes clean adult nonfiction and fiction in various genres and pens romantic comedy as Glorie Townson. She also writes and illustrates children's book. Visit her at Amazon.com.
Toi Thomas created Carnie the Bookworm to be the mascot of Lit Carnivale, a book fair in the making. Learn more here: LitCarnivale.com
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Toi Thomas Like many African Americans, I find the study of my mixed heritage to be a great mystery full of drama, trauma, and struggle. But, since I'm here and …moreLike many African Americans, I find the study of my mixed heritage to be a great mystery full of drama, trauma, and struggle. But, since I'm here and have a loving family surrounding me, it's ultimately a story of triumph I'd tell if I decided to use some of that mysterious history in a story. (less)
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01/23 New Content on Other Platforms #contentcreator

I shared my first PUBLIC/FREE Monthly update of the year on my Patreon page and would love for you to check it out. Monthly Update 01/23 I finally got around to posting a kind of year in review. It’s a “What I Read in 2022 and More.” Due to technical difficulties mentioned in my Patreon […]
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" Yeah, whenever you read a book with exercises in it, it’s going to take some time to get through it. "
The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass
"All fiction writers want to write a book that keeps readers engaged and cause them to feel everything the protagonist does. But not everyone is successful at that.

This book teaches how to write the story beneath the surface (as the subtitle says) by " Read more of this review »
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This is a really good devotional for the busy person just wanting to stay grounded in their faith. I had a rough start to this year and needed this more than I would have thought when I purchased it. I finished it in less than a year, and will probab ...more
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“History has been written, but it has not always been right or complete.”
Toi Thomas, Giovanni's Angel

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“If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein

“History has been written, but it has not always been right or complete.”
Toi Thomas, Giovanni's Angel

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

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Toi Thomas Finding one’s purpose is the key to unlocking the joy of life. For when you finally know why you are here, everything else just seems to fall into place.


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Toi Thomas I promote books and authors because I think authors should be just as important to the world of entertainment as music groups or movie stars.


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Toi Thomas This is my first comment and I'm so happy to announce the winners of my book giveaway. Rachel Mahurin and Crystal Young should be receiving their signed copies of Eternal Curse: Giovanni's Angel this week. Congrats guys and Happy Birthday to me. I have a huge smile on my face knowing I've gotten some cool gifts, some new fans, an author spotlight posted at Ravenz Reviews, and an article being posted later at Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog. Yay for me!


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