Featured Interview With Daniel P. T. Thomas
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Daniel P. Turner Thomas was born in North Wales into a military family. He attended private British boarding schools and later graduated from Thames London University with a business degree.
In London, Dan began a career in advertising which later took him to New York. For fourteen years he also ran his own marketing/advertising firm.
Dan is now a teacher and self-taught artist who creates landscapes in watercolor and pastel. His work is primarily centered on his love of the landscape of Wales, his homeland, and of his new home on Chincoteague Island.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was always fascinated with art, but never ever thought of writing a book until four years ago. Now I have two that I illustrated. I am still learning how to write. I have had alot of help to create books that I am proud of and are well written. I am getting great reviews, so it’s rather gratifying as a new author.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Tell us a little about your latest book?
” A Year on the Tump” . . . turn onto Chincoteague Road. . . just past the rockets at the NASA Visitor Center, open the car windows. The road bends to the right and a massive horizon opens up. Breathe in the smell of the marsh. Get ready to be home – for the first time, or forever.”A Year on the Tump” unveils the seasons of life on Chincoteague Island – the wonder of its natural surroundings, its hearty down-to-earth people, and life in a small community. Told with artistic imagery and humor, where the sights and sounds of the front porch are more intriguing than television or the internet, Daniel Thomas takes the reader to a place where everyone knows your name, or at least your business.For newcomers, here is an introduction to a magical place surrounded by water and sky. For Teaguers, Come’ere’s and Been-heres who think they know the Tump well, you might just reconnect with all that makes the Island HOME.
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