About the Author
Tom Gauthier has written nearly every form of communication, and is published on various subjects in newspapers and in national and international journals. He authored, produced, and directed four plays. His first novel, Code Name: Orion’s Eye, was released in 2008. His second published novel, A Voyage Beyond Reason, received a “Notable Award for Literary Fiction” in the 17th Annual International Writer’s Digest Book Award competition (2009). He was introduced by the subject of his book, Benjamin Wade—a star (coach) of the CBS TV series Survivor-Tocantins—on national television during the finale. Born in 1940, Tom grew up in Santa Barbara, California and served in the U.S. Army as a combat intelligence analyst and in the Air Force Reserve as a Load Master on a C-119 (Flying Boxcar). In 1966, after finishing his military tours, he began a civilian career that took him to every corner of the United States, Canada and 20 countries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, an M.B.A., a Master of Science and Doctorate in Psychology. He is a member of Delta Epsilon Tau, an international honors society. Besides writing novels he serves on the local Airport Commission, the local hospital Foundation Board of Directors and the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He also continues to consult with companies and government on organizational and communications issues. Tom is a private pilot, a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. Tom and his wife Marlene have built their dream home on a small ranch in the eastern High Sierras of Northern California and enjoy the visits of thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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