Tom Frye has worked for the past 30 years as an advocate for troubled youth. He began his career when still in high school, serving as a street contact for a runaway shelter. It was during his time as a worker at a detention facility for delinquent youth, that he began writing stories for the residents. When kids began asking for sequels to his works, Tom knew he had discovered a way to communicate and connect with troubled kids.
Tom has served as a mediator for his own truancy program, and provided wake-up calls and escorts to schools for a wide mix of alternative students. As an English/Drama instructor, he once produced and directed a substance abuse program which had an impact on 15,000 at-risk kids. He believes, though, that his greatest accomplishment can be summed up in the words of one troubled boy who wrote to him while confined in an institution: “Discovered your book today. It was like reading a letter you wrote directly to me. Thanks for giving me hope.”
Where to find Tom Frye online
Scratchin’ on the Eight Ball
“It’s a bust!” someone cries out…and thus starts a series of adventures for thirteen year-old Reason Nelson that takes him into the dark world of drugs and serious crime.
The Woods of Bloody Mary
The Woods is the third book in the chronicles of Reason Nelson. It finds Reason and his friends entangled in a web of deceit, treachery, and long-told tales of fear and violence stemming from the wooded area north of Lincoln.
This is one of my earlier books, published many years before Scratchin’ on the Eight Ball and my other more widely-read works. I will have chapters from it posted online shortly, and please check back soon for more updates
The Kid, The Cop, and The Con
After the events of Scratchin’ on the Eight Ball, Reason Nelson embarks on a personal journey of discovery that will take him closer to the edge. He struggles with the loss of his friend, coming to grips with a new outlook on life that means sacrificing the things he holds dear
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