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About Tom Hays
Tom Hays is an artist and writer and a serial entrepreneur, previously owning and operating a variety of business ventures.
Tom also compiles and publishes quotations through his website, PearlOfTheDay.com, which provides inspirational and motivational quotes to subscribers at no charge. He established this ministry nearly twenty years ago, and it has grown to thousands of readers on various websites where the "Pearl of the Day" appears.
Tom has been in the retail optical business, owned an advertising agency, an audio/visual production company, built a chain of thirty-eight automobile quick oil-change centers, started a food packaging and marketing company, and owned a market research company, conducting radio listenership research in 105 radio markets in the United States. He was also a principal in several other private and publicly owned companies, including those involved in oil and gas exploration, music production, greeting cards, and business acquisition. He is also an ordained minister.
Born in Oklahoma and having lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Napa Valley in California, Tom and his wife Susan currently make their home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tom enjoys painting, silversmithing, ceramics, design, songwriting, website development, and writing stories.
Titles By Tom Hays
everything a young black man in the South could
want, a happy carefree life, until a fate decided for
him nearly one hundred years earlier, interrupted
his life in ways he could not control.
Now he faces financial and social ruin. The old
witch, Beulah, confirms his worst fears as his
world falls apart.
He must now face the horror that has plagued his
family for nearly a century.
"The Third Story" is the third and last novella in
a trilogy called "316 East Boulevard”.
The Civil War had just begun. Young plantation slave Ahracee had a dream that one day he would be able to put down his hoe and shovel and do something more with his life.
Ahracee thought to himself that watching, learning, picking up skills beyond the job he was assigned, and making himself more valuable as a human being, were the keys to success.
Ahracee’s young girlfriend Sheika supposed that one day she would convince Ahracee to marry her.
But life sometimes takes strange turns. Enter Beulah, and her black magic...
The first novella in the trilogy "316 East Boulevard" is titled "There Were Several Ladies Present".
"Beulah's Curse" is the prequel to that story.
The date was August 22, 1968. The gathering was in the home of one Clarisse Jones, 316 East Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama. The imposing residence had been the scene of hundreds of these society luncheons over its long history. as the home of a long time pillar of Black society, Mrs. Christine Brown-Jones and, for that matter,
her family before her.
Now, however, the house was presided over by Mrs. Clarisse Jones, a very recent arrival. There were a lot of questions to be answered about the circumstances surrounding this change in occupancy of the house. Persistent rumors had certainly flamed the east Birmingham ladies’ interest in attending this “hot ticket” event.
BAIT - A Healthy Dose of Horror, a novella by Tom Hays, is a cautionary tale of two healthy, personable young women who, through their own naivety, willingly become the prey in a high stakes business of nutrition and… death!
Angela, a talented and beautiful blonde, and her room-mate and best friend Lacey, become easy targets in the hands of Robb, a handsome young businessman.
Will you be the next victim? Beware. You are what you eat.
Previous books by this author include TWISTED BY THE WIND : A Journal of Inspirations, Conversations and Imaginations, and SEEDS INTO THE WIND : One Thousand Days of Timeless Wisdom
Tales of first flights, free meals in the park, car racing, life in a monastery, following a musical dream, and wisdom of the ages are all wrapped in a collection of quotes, short stories, poems, and personal revelations.
Designed to be a catalyst to spark readers inspiration and creativity, you can open this book anywhere and find a fresh thought or idea to make life more enjoyable and to share with others.