Thomas Cannon


Thomas Cannon’s story about his son is the lead story in the anthology Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism. He also has poems and short stories published in print and electronic journals. Cannon did, in fact, work at a hospital pushing food carts. There are three more things that are true. He sometimes felt invisible. A doctor once acted as though the elevator should let him go his floor first. He would hang out with a great guy and bullshit while his friend smoked. Okay, there might be more things in life that are true. However, his novel is fiction. Things did come true after he wrote them. For example, he left a place of employment (not a hospital) and the employees did try to form a union. Thomas Cannon has worked at many peon jobs. But then, so have you.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The Tao of Apathy began with my observation of class warfare that goes on in institutions where there is a mix of employees. I found the interaction between these classes to cause humorous situations. I also found a treasure chest of humor in the way management dealt with employees. People definitely rise to their level of incompetence.

In my book, the employees come together the best they can to fight off the bad decisions that take place during a reorganization
Describe your desk
My desk is anywhere I can find to write. At this moment, I am at the dining room table. I need it quiet, except for some music playing (or not). I find my comfort in the schedule of writing and not the place so much.
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Where to find Thomas Cannon online

Where to buy in print


Book Trailer: the Tao of Apathy
The Office meets Scrubs!

Tao of Apathy Humor Reading
I read a chapter of my book at an open Mic nite.


Monday Night Novel Club
Price: Free! Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Literacy
what we've learned so far.
Mornings With AJ and Jen
Price: Free! Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When a gunman takes the hosts of a morning show hostage, we find the love and darkness behind the cheery banter. Two additional short stories.
The Tao of Apathy
You set the price! Words: 55,290. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Meet the members of St Jude's Hospital. You already know them. You work with them, but take a madcap meeting with them anyway. In this Catch-22 meets Scrubs story, you will learn the power of apathy. Be one of the few, the disgraced, the apathetic.

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