Thomas Lloyd Qualls


Thomas Lloyd Qualls is a writer, a condition that is apparently incurable. He manages his condition, in part, by regular contributions to Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine, Rebelle Society, and the Wild Heart Writers. He is a novelist, an essayist, a poet, a painter, and through his boutique law practice - a sometimes salvager of troubled lives.

Thomas lives and writes in the high desert beauty of Northern Nevada. Waking Up At Rembrandt’s, his debut novel, has received local and national critical acclaim. The Midwest Book Review called it “an impressive debut novel showcasing an undeniably talented and imaginative author.” Writer's Digest's remarked: "The range of creative effort on display here is a bit breathtaking…a skilled writer with an appealing way with words. This story is well worth sharing.”

In spite of the words written here, it is good to remember that a human being is not static. To define something is to kill part of it. You can find out more about Thomas, his books, poetry, paintings, and other projects on his website. Or at any of the absurd number of social media profiles out there these days. Feel free to check them out whenever you like. Or better yet, just invite him out for coffee or beer. He loves a good conversation.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
It has been said that a work of art is not complete until the audience has looked upon it. In the case of writing, I believe it is not complete until the readers have connected with it. I enjoy the process of writing immensely. But the circle is not complete until I have connected with the audience. And of course, connecting to others is one of the primary goals of life.
What are you working on next?
Oh, my. So many things. Too manny, probably. I've finished my second novel, Painted Oxen, and so I am working on getting that published. I have started a third novel. I'm working on a book of essays compiled from the last six years of my published essays. I've been working on a video storytelling project. And I'm a dad to a very active and creative little boy.
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Where to find Thomas Lloyd Qualls online

Where to buy in print


Love Jaywalks: Poems From The Novel Waking Up At Rembrandts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The novel Waking Up at Rembrandt's is a tale told in part by poems. These poems. Each of which were born of the novel. The novel is a story of three people finding their voices and learning that everything is on its way to somewhere else. It is a story about bridging the worlds of light and dark, spirit and senses, dreaming and waking.
Waking Up At Rembrandt's
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,010. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Maggie is a discouraged lawyer, Dillon, a heart-broken vagabond, and Phillip, a frustrated writer. Their stories are told by the mysterious Jillian, part purveyor of spirits and part spiritual guru. Inside the walls of cafe rembrandt, we fall under Jillian's spell as she artfully trails her Ariadne thread to lead her devotees back into the light.

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