More About the Author
Now published and represented by Patriot Media, Inc. of Niceville, Florida, Tom Gauthier began his serious writing career after nearly forty years of corporate work that took him to twenty countries and immersed him in a variety of cultures. While writing for commercial publications and creating organizational and personal development texts and lectures was gratifying, Tom was waiting for retirement and the chance to dive into the deep end of the writing pool - the novel.
His first novel, "Code Name: ORION'S EYE", weaves a tale of spies, secret technology, and high adventure from historic events of World War II. It has produced something of a cult following among veterans of the Pacific War and the families of soldiers who "were there."
Tom's second novel, "A VOYAGE BEYOND REASON", earned a 2009 international award for literary fiction from Writer's Digest. The true-life story of the record breaking solo sea kayak voyage of Benjamin Wade (of CBS TV Survivor fame as "coach"), written from Wade's original journals, has received broad positive reviews.
His third novel, "MEAD'S TREK", picks up the story from ORION'S EYE and moves on into the war of the OSS in Indo-China. Two of the cover blurbs tell the tale:
"Gauthier weaves a compelling story of intrigue, action and romance."
Lis Wiehl, author of "Face of Betrayal" and FOX NEWS analyst
"Edge of your seat action . . . impressively accurate descriptions of the war . . ."
Judge Don Sokol, WWII B-17 Pilot, decorated veteran of twenty-four missions over Germany and the last raid on Berlin.
Tom lives with his wife of thirty-eight years in the mountains of northeastern California. His next two novels are well along and aiming at late 2013 publication.
"Living in a mountain forest with views of the Honey Lake Valley below and to seeming infinity out across the Great Basin gives me the perfect day-dreamers scenario to swirl the plots around in my mind."
Tom's in-depth knowledge of geography, love of historical research, and decades of personal experience traveling and working on four continents provides the grist for that day-dreaming mill.
On top of his writing, Tom co-hosts the weekly internet radio show Military Author Radio.com interviewing great Americans from WWII Vets to the children of the heroes.
He is also a proud member of Military Writers' Society of America.