After a long career as a lawyer and lobbyist in Texas, Tom Blanton retired and was wondering what to do next. His solution: Write a book for his grandson, and thus The Message in the Painted Rock was born. The book was a NYC Big Book Award "Distinguished Favorite" in the Preteen Fiction category and also won a PenCraft Award. With an average rating of 4.5 Stars from 74 Reviewers on Amazon, it appears readers like the book, too. Tom has since written a second book in the series, and voila, an author is born!
"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." — Toni Morrison