Tom Mach

Biography

Tom Mach wrote three successful historical novels, Sissy!, All Parts Together, and Angels at Sunset. The first two were listed among the 150 best Kansas books in 2011. Sissy! won the J. Donald Coffin Memorial Book Award while All Parts Together was a viable entrant for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Award. Angels at Sunset was a Finalist for the International Book Award. Tom's latest collection of poetry is The Museum Muse and his previous poetry collection won the 2008 Nelson Poetry Book Award. He also wrote a collection of short stories entitled Stories To Enjoy which received positive reviews. In addition to winning poetry awards from Kansas Authors Club, Tom was a finalist in a nationwide Writer’s Digest Awards competition He coaches writing for 4th and 5th graders in his spare time.

Smashwords Interview

Why did you write poetry books when you are a such a successful novelist?
With poetry I am free to get into my soul and use my words artistically to convey the deep feelings I have for people, nature, and God.
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Books

The Museum Muse
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
In The Museum Muse the award-winning author will convince you to regard museums as places where we take our history and chop it into bits so that we can examine the fragments. In doing so—and with the help of a sympathetic museum muse—we hopefully, will finally understand who we were, who we are now, and where we are going. Mach’s unusual book is a search for that muse.
Angels At Sunset
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,570. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
After witnessing the 1871 Chicago fire, attempting in 1901 to deliver a request for support for suffragists from President McKinley on the day he was shot, and jailed in 1917 for picketing for women’s rights, Jessica is returning to Kansas unaware of a revengeful man following-intent on murdering her family.
Homer the Roamer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,690. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Homer is bored silly because his owners won't let him leave the house. One day he crawls inside a moving van parked outside, goes to sleep, and awakens to an adventure because the van drove across the country. Now he misses the kids. Will he ever find his way back home?
A Belt Buckle for Camilla
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Out of money and with no food for the Christmas table, Camilla's mom gets invited to dinner by a stranger. The only thing six-year-old Camilla wants for Christmas is a belt buckle, just like the kind her daddy wore before he died. Will her wish come true?
Stories to Enjoy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,870. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Stories to Enjoy includes 16 short stories such as the following: "Real Characters"--about a writer who unfortunately gets his wish that his characters come alive.."Son" makes you think differently about compassion..."The Crossword Puzzle Murders" offers you a surprising twist to a serial killer.."Frozen History" is about a man who discovers an ancient power that may stop nuclear missiles.
Advent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 194,490. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
An astrophysicist sees something out of the ordinary and is ridiculed when he begins to believe it might be a "second sun" (Nemesis) on a dangerous approach to the Earth. Meanwhile, a corrupt U.S. president has plans to cooperate with Russia for a world takeover with a massive nuclear threat. Is the world doomed, either by nature or by mankind's own hand?
All Parts Together
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,120. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
In 1863 Jessica travels to Washington, DC as a nanny for a married man whom she secretly loves. She faces a challenge to her romance as well as the abolishment of slavery. After meeting Lincoln, she is convinced Lincoln will provide equal opportunities for the freed slaves, but the assassination dashes that dream. Yet a knock on her door opens an unexpected goal she is determined to achieve.
Sissy!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,330. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
In 1862 Jessica is on the path of revenge for a murder, disguised as a Union soldier. Although she survives the Battle of Stones River, will she survive a terrorist raid that killed 200 unarmed people? Conflicted over her love for Matt and her need for revenge, how does an "angel" named Sissy bring her peace? Discover why reviewers call "Sissy"! an outstanding read & a historically accurate novel.

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