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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 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 based 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-seven years, Marlene, in the mountains of northeastern California and continues to write historical/fiction novels for his publisher, Patriot Media, Inc.

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. He holds degrees in business (BS, MBA) and psychology (MS, Psy.D.)

Tom’s community activity includes Commissioner on the Susanville Airport Commission, Director on the Banner Lassen Medical Center Board, past School Board President, the Elks Lodge and American Legion (Cold War Army and Air Force Reserve Veteran). He is a member of the Military Writers Society of America.

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