Toi Thomas

Biography

A self-proclaimed techie and foodie, Toi Thomas was born in Texas, U. S. A. but considers Virginia, U. S. A. to be home. She enjoys reading, cooking, painting, geek culture, collecting vinyl records, and spending time with her family. Currently working as a behavioral clinician, Toi and her husband, Eric, share their home with a tortoise named Betty and a Redbone Coonhound named Margie.
Toi writes clean, adult multi-genre fiction ranging from science fiction to romance (as Glorie Townson), nonfiction, as well as writes and illustrates children’s picture books. Toi Thomas is also the founder of Lit Carnivale and the creator of Carnie the Bookworm.

Where to find Toi Thomas online

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Books

Why Are You Afraid?
Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism
There’s no easy way to explain racism, especially to young kids, but the sooner kids learn the truth, the better they can combat it and work to help make changes. This is a light, yet serious, story about perceptions. This book was written to help parents start the race conversation with their children, whatever their race or skin color may be.
What Does Joe Need?
Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / General, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Opposites
Sometimes kids have trouble understanding what they need. It can be difficult for children to grasp the concept of how true needs and wants relate to them. That’s why I’ve written my Needs and Wants duet, to help little minds grab onto their true needs and wants.
Legend of the Boy, in the Window, and Other Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,700. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Everything spanning from science fiction, paranormal, romance, and psychological thriller is here within the pages of this book. Which of these boys will capture your sense of wonder, rage, romance, or perhaps even fear? You decide.
It’s like the Full Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,610. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Rebecca just turned thirty and is ready to marry her long-term boyfriend until she meets Paul while vacationing in Italy. Her best friend, Lisa, isn't any help with making a choice, but she is a lot of fun.
Chip and Skip Need Each Other
Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / General, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Opposites
Sometimes kids have trouble understanding what they need. It can be difficult for children to grasp the concept of how true needs and wants relate to them. That’s why I’ve written my Needs and Wants duet, to help little minds grab onto their true needs and wants.
Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Book Reviews!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire » Form / essays, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
Have you ever wondered why it seems authors are often whining about book reviews? What’s the big deal anyway? How much of a difference could your one book review really make? In this opinion piece, ten-time self-published author and blogger, Toi Thomas, discusses candidly why book reviewing culture isn’t what it should be.

Smashwords book reviews by Toi Thomas

  • Butters Comes Home on Aug. 17, 2016

    This is a cute story kids will like and maybe even relate to a bit. In extremely subtle ways, mature readers will pick up on positive dealings with such issues as separation anxiety, body shaming, abandonment, adoption, and alternative family units. Kids, however, will simply enjoy experiencing Butters journey to find a new and loving home. The illustration for this story is excellent, with a soft color pattern that evokes comfort as you read. Children will be drawn to the realistic drawings and bright colors, while adults will appreciate the details. There were parts of the story I felt could have a bit more whimsy to them. There were a few exclamation points that seemed to be miss placed. While this seems to be an ideal bedtime story for young readers, I think they may need a bit of help reading this on their own (especially for those not yet in school). Overall, I liked this story and would recommend it to young readers and their parents, especially if they like animals and rabbits. I purchased this book as part of a crowdfunding campaign and am pleased with the outcome.