You will find a rather eclectic mix of topics
and information on these pages. They reflect my
interests and focus mostly on what I am doing now,
researching and writing. Writing
fiction is a third career for me after 20+ years as an
international television journalist and a five year
interlude as 'King of Somewhere Hot'. I established this
website to introduce visitors to my writing with the
objective of getting published, preferably
pre-posthumously. While my focus is on the printed
word, some of these projects are quite suitable for
television or movie adaptation.
truth, of course, is in the writing. It's either good
or it isn't. That's for you to decide.
Tom had Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
surgery April 21st. The surgery was a total success.
He also had back surgery. It became infected, badly
infected and required a second operation. He was
unable to walk and pain was intense. 60+ days in
hospital, before he convinced the Indian to throw a freezer
through the window so that he could escape. There will
be no diary. That would require recall and he wants to
just forget the whole experience.
will however answer any communication from Parkinson
victims who are considering the operation and want to talk
to someone who has been where they are going .
While in New York in late August, Tom
was a guest of talk show host Joey Reynolds., the
topic Gott Mit Uns and Hemingway. The Joey Reynolds
show is broadcast nationwide to more than 100 stations.
Give it a listen.
Tom's article The Death
Factory, Ernest Hemingway at the Battle of Hurtgenwald
has been published in the October
2008 issue of America In World War II Magazine.
(search for Hemingway)
was among authors appearing at the International
Festival of Literature at
Stratford-Upon- Avon, England, April 18-21st. Tom
spoke about his forthcoming book GOTT MIT UNS,
The Strange But True Story of Ernest Hemingway's Nazi belt
The Stratford-upon-Avon International Festival of Literature
'Tom's presentation was an
absolute delight, and our fledgling festival would have been
much less interesting without it.'
Steve Newman Festival Director
friends Jim Parks and Kate Moore have started a new
website/blog for short stories. It is
and you can
find it at
Tom Sanders and John Hemingway Pamplona, Spain
July 2009. John is grandson of Ernest and author of
STRANGE TRIBE. The other photo is an award
they gave to all of us.. it is made of concrete and
weighs a bloody ton! It look's like Hemingway a
second after he pulled the triggers on that double
barrel shotgun. I am going to use it as my
tombstone on a reef near the Caribbean island of Carriacou,
please use the backward and forward arrow
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Join Tom's church and meet his
in a rocking chair on the balcony of the Bay Hotel.
Set your Margarita where you can reach it easily.
A musician in a bar down the street is singing a Jimmy
Buffet song, ' King
of Somewhere Hot' . It's a perfect setting to read a short
The British East India Ship
Antelope crashed onto a reef in
uncharted waters of the Western Pacific. So
the story of Lee Boo, a native of the islands today
known as Palau and Belau. If you enjoy tales of
the sea, adventure and history, these first two
chapters are well worth the time it will take you to