Thomas William Shaw is an author and actor from Helena, AL. He currently lives outside of Birmingham, AL with his fiancé, Melissa, and their puppy child dachshund, Delilah.
A passion for writing was sparked in me as young as eleven-years-old. That was when I wrote my first short story about my elementary school staff turning into aliens. It was terrifying and the class loved it, excluding my teacher who sent me to the principle's office but recommended me for the Young Author's Conference in the same breath. Since then, I've had short stories published in local community college literary journals and worked in a bookstore surrounded by novels that told me I had to go full length.
The Catcher in the Rye,The Hunger Games, The Road, The Half Blood Prince, The Last Olympian, Survivior, Ancestor, The Rookie(Sigler), Infected, Let the Right One In, Pygmy, Choke, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, Brisingr, Throne of Fire, The 39 Clues, Slouching Towards Nirvana(Bukowski), Scott Pilgrim, Watchmen, and the Biomega series. I like to keep things a little diverse.
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