Christian Tomsey

Location Milwaukee, WI
Occupation Teacher, Photographer
IM (GTalk) tomsey

Books by Christian Tomsey
  • by SJ Martin Connell, Christiane Connors
    National Catholic Educational Association, 2009.
  • About Me

    I've been teaching English Lit for almost ten years now, and I've always had stories of my own to tell. Mostly, I told them at parties and pubs, to anyone who would listen. At some partially conscious level, I told myself that someday -- someday I'd have something important to say, something that could be a great novel.

    This January, I faced the realization that without practice at writing, I won't be able to communicate whatever it is this life teaches me. So, now I'm writing.

    I'd eventually like to be a published author of fiction - the sort of mass market stuff that inspires young adults with vivid, understandable characters. Someday, I'd like to do "more," by which I don't mean to disparage the hundreds of excellent pop-fiction authors out there.

    Why do you write?

    I am fueled by experiences and dreams, snippets of scenes which aren't stories yet, but could be. Mostly by what I wish I might have done.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    I almost tried to divide this up in to "literature" and "fiction," and then decided the division is largely arbitrary.

    I enjoy, in no particular order:

    Pat Conroy
    Neil Gaiman
    George R.R. Martin
    Louise Erdrich
    Sherman Alexie
    William Faulkner
    Joyce Carol Oates
    and dozens of others I don't have time to list now... maybe later.

    Christian Tomsey's Wall

    Jules Archer – Dec 08, 2011

    Hi Christian, thanks for reading and commenting on "Cloudy..."

    Lynn Beighley – Nov 15, 2011

    Howdy Christian. Thanks for your comments. Great to meet you. Now excuse me while I read your work.

    Susan Rukeyser – Oct 07, 2011

    Thanks for checking out my story "Invasive Species!"

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Sep 24, 2011

    thank you for your comment on "A Fable of Leaves."

    J. Mykell Collinz – Aug 04, 2011

    Hi, Christian. Thanks for reading 'I Wouldn't Wanna Be Me.' I greatly appreciate your comment.

    Thomas Pluck – Jul 30, 2011

    Thank you for your kind comments on "Spike"

    Misti Rainwater-Lites – Jul 24, 2011

    Love Medicine is one of my favorite novels. A friend gave it to me last summer.

    Gill Hoffs – Jul 20, 2011

    Thank you Christian! Much appreciated.

    Gill Hoffs – Jul 12, 2011

    Enjoyed 'Charlie' so much - looking forward to reading more of your work.

    Judith Ossello – Apr 18, 2011

    Telling good stories and then deciding which version to write down is part of the fun. Looking forward to reading your work.

    Robert Vaughan – Apr 09, 2011

    Hey Christian, welcome! Nice to see another fellow Milwaukee writer on here. Peace.

    Darryl Price – Apr 07, 2011

    Very cool list, Christian. Welcome to Fictionaut.

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