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.