Tom Goymour is an author of short stories aswell as an exponent of many other art forms.
A rich life with a large family has given him many powerful experiences from which to draw inspiration. He came to writing relatively late in life after having spent many years exploring other art forms such as writing music for the piano and painting fine art. However, it is as a writer of short fiction, always with the strong message that he now pursues as a second career. Empowered to write by his many and sometimes strange life experiences, his stories nearly always contain a 'twist' or a strong moral message to make the reader think.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The earliest book I remember reading for myself was 'The Last Battle' - the final part of the 'Narnia' chronicles by C.S.Lewis. My Dad used to read me these when I was very small. I can't really begin to describe the impact the whole thing had upon me, it's just such a great work throughout that makes you really think about . . well, everything!
When did you first start writing?
This is an interesting one to answer. Although I'd 'dabbled' - (I wrote stories as a child and teenager), I didn't really write anything serious until I hit my second half century. Music is my greatest passion, - serious classical music. I have written many piano pieces. Also, my entire family seems to possess strong artistic talent with my father having been somewhat distinguished and successful as a watercolour artist. I have a few works to my name and have created some wall murals in my time as well as fine art paintings. For me, writing is part of the creative jigsaw. I am a creative person, writing is something I do whenI have something to tell people about.
Peterborough, just an ordinary city full of people like you and me, steeped in history, totally unique. We all know the past can affect the future, but what if it was more than perhaps you might think? These fictional contemporary adventures each present a ghost mystery as ordinary folk find themselves drawn in. There are links both to the true historical past and documented ghostly occurrences
As Paula's big day approaches strange almost spiritual events start to befall her and her family. First there's the accident, then the Christmas book that seems to be telling them something, and then that haunting piano piece; - the piece Paula is to perform just before Christmas. A big football match takes place on the same day as her concert but who is it that must be there for the replay?