About the Author
Thomas Moore writes historical fiction, recognizing that certain events from the past impart dramatic power to his fictional scenarios set in the present. He seeks to entertain as well as illuminate, to engage the heart as well as the mind. He is a Southerner, and his three novels are set in the South, primarily because locale and "rootedness" in a particular place are ideal for dramatizing human conflicts that are universal. In portraying human conflict and its resolution, good fiction depicts the transformation of the characters in the novel. Thomas hopes in turn that readers will be transformed vicariously in giving themselves fully to the story.
Thomas brings 25 years of experience in Washington, DC in national defense and foreign policy to his writing. He is a graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, (the late, celebrated Pat Conroy's alma mater). A former officer in the US Army Reserve, he earned an MA in National Security Affairs from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He also attended University College Cork, Ireland, where he earned an MA in History of the Irish Revolution and an MA in Creative Writing, both with First Class Honours. He and his wife Rhonda live in Aiken, SC.