My father had the wanderlust and moved us up and down the American East Coast, to Sweden and England, and back and forth in between. I wanted to tone it down a bit and moved my family from Bucks County Pennsylvania to Richmond Virginia in 1996 where we have remained ever since. I had been writing short stories and poems and tucking them away in desk drawers for many years. Richmond has a vibrant art community that has enabled me to dust them off and pursue my literary interests more diligently. It was a good move.
I still have a few books left in me. Currently I’m polishing up a short story collection that may be called Saint Elmo's Light. -JTB
J. Thomas Brown has co-produced local TV writing shows and coordinated poetry readings at the Richmond Public Library, Richmond, Virginia. His short stories have appeared in Scarlet Leaf Review and Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet. He has contributed poems to Lingering in the Margins: A River City Poets Anthology and North of Oxford.
Driving With Poppi: A Patremoir (novelette)
Mooncalf, a collection of poems
Land of Three Houses (historical fiction novel)
The Hole in the Bone (historical fantasy novel)