Persistence, Then Peace

Persistence, Then Peace

by Tom Mach




In this memoir, author Tom Mach describes the events which later inspired him to write and later enjoy success as an award-winning novelist and poet, as well as a respected journalist, columnist, magazine editor and university instructor. Prior to those achievements,however, he experienced several hardships, such as being fired from several jobs(including that of editor of a new national publication), being conned by the owner of an oil-drilling scheme as well as by a business partner who stole money from an elderly woman, and being separated from his family for six months while he taught advertising at San Jose State.

Mach adds a touch of humor,such as being outraged by the doctor slapping his butt when he was born, or when he was told he'd never be a published writer by a person who never had anything published! Mach uses a conversational tone as he relates the peaks and valleys of his life and shares with the reader ten valuable insights he learned, both as a writer and as a human being.

Persistence, Then Peace is the most entertaining, honest, provocative, and thoughtful memoir you will ever read.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692683934
Publisher: Hill Song Press
Publication date: 05/06/2016
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

As a novelist, Tom Mach wrote three award-winning historical novels, Sissy!, All Parts Together, and Angels at Sunset. The latter book was also a finalist for the International Book Award. His novel Sissy! won the J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award. He also published a collection of short stories entitled Stories To Enjoy, which Gordon Kessler said was "memorable and engaging, with O. Henry twists that are sure to surprise and entertain." One of his stories was published in Stamp World, a national magazine at the time.

After years of experience in tutoring children in writing and reading, Tom has developed a sense of what children love to read. As a result, he came up with a fun chapter book for 7 to 10 year olds called The Invisible Twins. His book will be featured in Lawrence magazine this fall. He has also receive five 5-star Amazon reviews for it. He will be publishing another fictional book for children called The Adventures of Homer the Roamer later in 2016.

As a poet, Tom Mach received the Nelson Poetry Book Award for his previous poetry collection entitled The Uni Verse in which he delves into how Walt Whitman might have written poems about the cosmos had he been alive today. He has published poetry in journals such as The Blue Island Review, Imagine, Parnassus, and others. He was also a finalist in the Writer's Digest Poetry Contest, His latest book of poetry is The Museum Muse.

Tom work experience included being an editor for Software Supermarket, and South Bay Accent. He was a full-time lecturer for San Jose State University in the field of advertising and worked as a market research analyst and marketing manager for large corporations.

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