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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.

favourite books

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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http://www.thomaswilliamshaw.com     http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5040207.Thoma

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MothMan wrote 269 days ago

Hey, Thomas. Sorry you're not around these days, I was disillusioned ....

Chris Bostic wrote 408 days ago

Hi Thomas, Welcome to YARG. I'd be happy to do a quick read swap ....

Spilota wrote 408 days ago

Yep, I'm sure if you look at airline schedules and routes you'll be a....

Spilota wrote 408 days ago

You said you were after nit picky things like typos, spelling mistake....

G.W. 2012 wrote 408 days ago

I see that you have requested to join YARG. Since I am a member too w....

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I wrote 441 days ago

With all of the Demi-God stories floating around, I've yet to come across a child of Grim Reaper tale. I love the intriguing concept and how you've used a fresh voice to present it to us. It is easy to worry about a book that tackles death head on. It has the potential to be horribly sad but you've ... view book

I wrote 608 days ago

I've yet to get around to actually reading your stuff, so I picked you to be my first YARG since my return. YARG I typically stay away from anything with the label "Christian Fiction" on it, but I am a sucker for nostalgia. I loved having a peak at this kids as they prepare for school and rea... view book

I wrote 780 days ago

Review//The Lost Wink The title and short pitch really drew me in. I just had to know what this was all about. I clicked read and never looked back. It is an interesting tale like no other I’ve seen for this age group on this site. I have no critiques and I had to back this. view book

I wrote 780 days ago

Review//Dragonraptor by Kestrellian I love your descriptions and the beautiful world you attempt to paint us. There is a lot of potential for a tale featuring dinosaurs as the central characters, but aside of descriptions the presentation is quite wooden. Reading through the first several pages ... view book

I wrote 799 days ago

Review//The Tooth by Alastair Ingason I enjoyed the fresh writing style and grace of the opening chapter. It was more than enough to keep me interested and begging for more. There is one drawback in the text and it is the overuse of “was” and “that.” There are times when you haven’t a choice, ... view book

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