Tom Honea is a true son of the deep south. He grew up in the 1950's on a working dairy farm in rural south Mississippi, Magnolia. There were no paved or telephones for much of that time, and certainly no television! There were, however, story tellers a-plenty, on front porches in the summer and around the fireplace in winter. Athletic ability got him off the farm and into college.
After college came a stint in the US Marine Corps. Then some number of years as a successful football coach and teacher in Florida, North Carolina, and Memphis. Tom's second vocation was a dozen years in construction management. For the past twenty years he has been owner and manager of a marble/granite fabrication company in the western North Carolina mountains. He plans to spend his 'fishing year' writing.
This is his first published work. He has a completed novel, southern literary fiction, and is deep into a second work: set in Hampton Roads (Virginia) region during the WWII years. Tom is an ongoing member of the Great Smokies Senior Writers group, a part of the University of North Carolina Creative Writing Program, a by-invitation-only group.
His Books from BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books: