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, was recognized by the Independent Book Publishers Association 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 also earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he received a grant to write his first novel.

Thom has a decade of professional experience as an editor, writer, and proofreader in various fields, such as newspaper and magazine publishing, book publishing, advertising, marketing, and sales. In 2011, he founded To a T Editorial Group, a manuscript writing, editing, and publishing business.

Portfolio

Books

HWAD: An App on Apple's App Store
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT (HWAD), an app based on HOW I AM DIFFERENT, was recognized by the Independent Book Publishers Association as a Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Silver Honoree.
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.
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.
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.
An Excerpt from Commencement
COMMENCEMENT tied to win the 2017 IndieReader Discovery Award for Poetry.
An Excerpt from Confessions of an American
Fiction

Anthologized Writing

Innocence and Experience in the City at Night
Creative nonfiction
The Summer's Maddest of Loves
Creative nonfiction
This Gray Hair Means Something
Creative nonfiction
Green Means Go
Poetry
Silver Bullet
Poetry

Newspaper Articles

From ball fields to battlefields: Author in town to tell father's tale
News article
Sports star to kids: 'Follow your dreams'
News article
R.E.M. stays in the race with latest album, 'Accelerate'
Music review
Nothing about Lupe's 'The Cool' Is a Fiasco
Music review
Local Realtor brings the world home
Feature article

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