Tom Van Walleghem


Tom Van Walleghem took early retirement from his work in the investment industry to pursue his personal interests in military history, education, and writing. Knowing how history shapes the present, he is passionate about helping people understand the sacrifices and choices made by previous generations that affect the world today. Tom has interviewed several Canadian Veterans and captured their stories in writing. Discovered Courage is Tom’s first book for young readers.

Tom, a big kid at heart, lives with his wife in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He enjoys writing in the woods near his home or at his desk under the watchful eye of his toy pigeon, ‘Spitfire’.


Discovered Courage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,970. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Tom and his friends never knew just how cruel Jimmy Barnes, the class bully, could be until he targets Tom’s favorite teacher, a First World War veteran. Trying to come to grips with what they witnessed causes Tom to explore his own family’s connection to World War One. But what Tom discovers is as shocking to him as Jimmy’s prank.

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bullying    canada    family    friendship    hero    history ww i    kids 10 and up    lesson    school    war 1914 1918