Thom Kudla

Author

Thom Kudla’s latest book, HOW I AM DIFFERENT, was named a finalist in the Poetry Category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The ebook version won multiple medals in the 2017 Global Ebook Awards. HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD), an Apple app based on that book, earned two gold medals in the 2018 eLit Book Awards and was recognized by the IBPA as a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Silver Honoree.

Thom’s books of poetry COMMENCEMENT and OUT OF CONTEXT won the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Award for Poetry. Thom's book WHAT MY BRAIN TOLD ME was selected as a finalist in the short story non-fiction category of the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards. His writing has been anthologized in a number of books, including CHICAGO AFTER DARK and SILVER: AN ECLECTIC ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY & PROSE.

Thom was awarded a Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. He earned a bachelor's from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he received a grant to write his first novel.

United States of America

Portfolio

Books

How We Are Different

HWAD: An App on Apple's App Store

HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD), an app based on HOW I AM DIFFERENT, earned two gold medals in the 2018 eLit Book Awards and was recognized by the IBPA as a Benjamin Franklin...

How I Am Different

An Excerpt from How I Am Different

HOW I AM DIFFERENT was named a finalist in the Poetry Category of the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The ebook won multiple medals in the 2017 Global Ebook Awards.

What My Brain Told Me

An Excerpt from What My Brain Told Me

WHAT MY BRAIN TOLD ME was selected as a finalist in the short story non-fiction category of the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards.

Out of Context

An Excerpt from Out of Context

OUT OF CONTEXT tied to win the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Award for Poetry. The book also was a Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Runner-up.

Commencement

An Excerpt from Commencement

COMMENCEMENT tied to win the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Award for Poetry.

Confessions of an American

An Excerpt from Confessions of an American

Fiction

Anthologized Writing

Chicago After Dark: A City All-Star Student Anthology

Innocence and Experience in the City at Night

Creative nonfiction

Summer: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose

The Summer's Maddest of Loves

Creative nonfiction

Silver: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose

This Gray Hair Means Something

Creative nonfiction

Green: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose

Green Means Go

Poetry

Silver: An Eclectic Anthology of Poetry & Prose

Silver Bullet

Poetry

Newspaper Articles

The Naperville Sun

Sports star to kids: 'Follow your dreams'

News article

The Naperville Sun

R.E.M. stays in the race with latest album, 'Accelerate'

Music review

The Naperville Sun

Nothing about Lupe's 'The Cool' Is a Fiasco

Music review

The Naperville Sun

Local Realtor brings the world home

Feature article