My Journey Begins Where the Road Ends

My Journey Begins Where the Road Ends

by Thomas Ford Conlan


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"Back to the simple earth" - Tom Conlan comes by his love of the land naturally, generations after a beloved grandfather worked and saved to escape Detroit and move north. Conlan inherited that longing; he reveled in his boyhood of treeforts, baseball, and Sloppy Joes, even as it was unfolding. He revels in it still, with graceful language and long thoughts, with good dogs, good horses, and even better homemade wine. - Mardi Link, author of The Drummond Girls and Bootstrapper

MORE PRAISE FOR My Journey Begins Where the Road Ends:

"Deeply moving...told with all the tropes a good poet would use ... Vivid Description ... a delightful sense of humor ... a novelist's skill with scene and feel for dialogue ..." - Cathy Smith Bowers, former Poet Laureate of North Carolina

"... close to being a prose poem ... intense, lyrical nature writing." - Emily Fox Gordon, author of Mockingbird Years

"Lovely Vignettes." - Peter Stitt, editor, The Gettysburg Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943995288
Publisher: Mission Point Press
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Conlan lives, writes, and tends his grape vines in the highlands of Northern Michigan.
He has captained a Coast Guard Cutter, sailed the world's lakes and oceans, and now searches for the elusive brook trout in backwater streams.

Tom's work has appeared in print in Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Issue #12, in the print Anthology, Puppy Love, in Tulip Tree Review, in the anthology, "The Water Holds No Scars," in QU Literary Review, and in The Avocet. His work was chosen as a finalist for the Annie Dillard Prize in the Bellingham Review.

His lyrical memoir "My Journey Begins Where the Road Ends..." was released in June, 2017, from Mission Point Press.

Tom attended the Iowa Writer's Workshop, holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte, and a Master of Science from the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California.

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