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Tom King

Tom King - Editor

Puyallup, WA, United States

Overview

I'm a native born Texan from a long line of storytellers. I worked for 4 decades in the nonprofit sector, started 5 nonprofits and educational organizations, and was appointed to a state advisory panel by Texas Governor Perry. I coordinated a variety of bipartisan community stakeholder initiatives. With five books under my belt, I've written more than 30 eBooks, 2000 plus paid articles in print and electronic media. I publish 7 weblogs, and have written grants totaling millions of dollars for charities and community organizations.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Parenting & Families Psychology Sports & outdoor recreation
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade Christian Humor & Comedy Poetry Science Fiction

Awards

  • 1995 Worldfest Charleston Gold Award - Family Matters (Writer)
  • 1995 Worldfest Houston Gold Award - Family Matters (Writer)

Work experience

Freelance Writer

Self-employed
January, 2006 – Present (almost 12 years)

Nonprofit management consultant, grant-writer, fund-raising consultant. I wrote a wide range of successful multi-million dollar federal grants, local and private foundation grants. Published more than 2000 paid or ad-supported on-line articles, press releases, website copy, case statements and social media posts - Demand Studios, Hubpages, Textbroker, Scripted and eLance.
Have ghost-written more than two dozen eBooks in the areas of philosophy, business, nutrition, diet, exercise, astronomy, architecture, city-planning and health. Write and maintain six ad-supported weblogs and one just for fun. Am the author of five published books - 1. "Going for the Green: An Insider's Guide to Raising Money With Charity Golf"​, Emerson & Church, Boston, 2008, 2. "Christmas Gifts: Four Stories of Faith"​ (with Mary Katherine Keen), Bimini Books, 2014, 3. "The Happiness Flow: What Happy People Do to Stay Happy"​, Bimini Books, 2015, 4. "Wampus Cat's Cure for Alcoholism and other East Texas Stories"​, Bimini Books, 2015, 5. "Give Guns A Chance" - A defense of the second amendment. Patriae Publishing; First edition (January 8, 2016)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Going for the Green!: An Insider's Guide to Raising Money With Charity Golf

Tom King

Golf tournaments and fundraising auctions have proven to be two of the highest grossing special events. Sure, they take loads of work, but when receipts total $10,000, $25,000, $100,000 or more, it's easy to forget the hours put in. If you want to try your hand at either of these events, now's the time to form your exploratory committee. And there's no better way to equip them than with one of... read more

Golf tournaments and fundraising auctions have proven to be two of the highest grossing special events. Sure, they take loads of work, but when receipts total $10,000, $25,000, $100,000 or more, it's easy to forget the hours put in. If you want to try your hand at either of these events, now's the time to form your exploratory committee. And there's no better way to equip them than with one of... read more

Wampus Cat's Cure for Alcoholism and Other East Texas Stories

Tom King

"Tom King's family stories and legends from East Texas, introduce a fascinating collection of oddballs, characters, hound dogs and unusual ancestors. From Wampus Cat's mother-in-law's amazingly effective alcoholism cure to Aunt Agnes' one old lady war on the Confederacy, the stories are funny, poignant and kindly."Tom King digs up a collection of memorable stories with all the flavor and wisdo... read more

"Tom King's family stories and legends from East Texas, introduce a fascinating collection of oddballs, characters, hound dogs and unusual ancestors. From Wampus Cat's mother-in-law's amazingly effective alcoholism cure to Aunt Agnes' one old lady war on the Confederacy, the stories are funny, poignant and kindly."Tom King digs up a collection of memorable stories with all the flavor and wisdo... read more

Christmas Gifts: Four Stories of Faith

Tom King, Mary Katherine Keen

Authors Tom King and Mary Katherine Keen dig into their hearts to share these four touching, uplifting, and memorable short stories based on real life events. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but most of all you'll recall the spirit of Christmas and remember to cherish all you hold dear. Stories include:~ Mr. Micah’s Christmas~ Shaggy Christmas Angel~ Christmas Gifts and Change~ Visitation

Authors Tom King and Mary Katherine Keen dig into their hearts to share these four touching, uplifting, and memorable short stories based on real life events. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but most of all you'll recall the spirit of Christmas and remember to cherish all you hold dear. Stories include:~ Mr. Micah’s Christmas~ Shaggy Christmas Angel~ Christmas Gifts and Change~ Visitation

Give Guns a Chance!: How the Second Amendment Prevents Mass Shootings, Home Invasion, and Community Violence with Real-Life Examples

Tom King

“Loaded” with historical fact and real-life stories, Give Guns A Chance! offers a fresh and sometimes surprising perspective on the basic issue of personal firearms. Follow the characters and the many all-too-close calls in recent history that suggest from historical experience whether it’s wise to personally bear arms or not. In a tone of whimsy, Give Guns A Chance! doesn’t follow the heavine... read more

“Loaded” with historical fact and real-life stories, Give Guns A Chance! offers a fresh and sometimes surprising perspective on the basic issue of personal firearms. Follow the characters and the many all-too-close calls in recent history that suggest from historical experience whether it’s wise to personally bear arms or not. In a tone of whimsy, Give Guns A Chance! doesn’t follow the heavine... read more

The Happiness Flow: What Happy People Do to Be Happy (The Bimini Books Happiness Series Book 3)

Tom King

Computer guys have a saying that goes, "Garbage in, garbage out." If you put bad stuff into your computer, bad stuff comes back out. Conversely, if you put good stuff in, you're more likely to get positive things back out again. The same principle works for the magnificent organic computer that is the human brain. This book by seasoned therapeutic recreation professional, Tom King, examines ho... read more

Computer guys have a saying that goes, "Garbage in, garbage out." If you put bad stuff into your computer, bad stuff comes back out. Conversely, if you put good stuff in, you're more likely to get positive things back out again. The same principle works for the magnificent organic computer that is the human brain. This book by seasoned therapeutic recreation professional, Tom King, examines ho... read more

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