Karlyle Tomms is an award-winning author who grew up in the rural Ozarks. He worked most of his career in mental health services and addictions treatment and began writing fiction later in life. 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. His first novel, Confessions from thePumpkin Patch won the 2016 New Apple Awards Medalfor General Fiction and was endorsed by Marideth Sisco who is known for her work on “Winter’s Bone” the four- time Oscar nominated film starring Jennifer Lawrence.
His general method for fiction has been to define a protagonist and allow that character to tell his or her own story from first person perspective as though the protagonist is writing an autobiography. His fictional books are about people overcoming social,psychological, emotional and spiritual challenges.
Karlyle’s recent book releases include The Calling, the second novel in his The Soul Encounters series, and The Gulls Are Always Laughing, a book of poetry which spans his childhood in the Ozarks through love and lovers to “Everything Else.” He has given it the subtitle of “My Life, So Far, in Poetry,” and in many respects, it is a spiritual journey in poetry.
During the interview, Karlyle will discuss his concept of “self-help” through fiction, his motivation for pursuing a writing career as he approaches retirement, and his experiences with writing and publishing, among other things. We welcome your participation in the live chat and will address your questions on the air. Please join us for an inspiring, informative episode.
In the meantime, visit Karlyle at his website www.karlyletomms.com.