Gather at the Table is now available! Order today and receive a free gift

Posted October 9th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Please spread the word to your friends, family, and social networks! Today, October 9, Beacon Press releases Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade. The book officially “launches” at Eastern Mennonite University, home of the STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness & Resilience) and […]

Lawdy Miss Scarlet!

Posted September 18th, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

Creating a book is, in many ways, like having a baby… First, you are impregnated with an idea. You visualize what it will look like and incubate it until it is ready to see the light of day. There are many sleepless nights along the way as you cope with the heartburn of word choice, […]

Buy Gather at the Table from Beacon Press to support Coming to the Table

Posted August 23rd, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Save money AND support the ongoing, healing work of Coming to the Table. We are excited to announce that Coming to the Table (the community through which Sharon and I met – and that inspired us to embark upon our healing journey) has become an Affiliate of Beacon Press. What this means for readers wanting […]

Word Count

Posted August 22nd, 2012 by Sharon Morgan

Promotion of Gather at the Table ultimately depends on Tom and I. Even though we are supported enthusiastically by Beacon Press, book publishing has changed a lot in recent years. Promotion is no longer the primary responsibility of the publisher. It is authors who must drive awareness and sales. To do that requires as much […]

Inspired by Vladimir Nabakov

Posted July 24th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Authors find inspiration in many different ways. I was first inspired to become an author while reading All the King’s Men, by Robert Penn Warren during my freshman year in college. It took almost 30 years for me to realize my dream when Inheriting the Trade was published almost five years ago. Now, thanks to […]


Posted July 15th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

In a world plagued by violence, barbarity and war, it is hard to conceive of ever living in peace. Yet, that is a dream cherished by the three women who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize: Leymah Gbowee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakel Karman. All are crusaders who fight for peace against seemingly insurmountable odds. Of […]

Lindi DeWolf, Published Photographer

Posted July 11th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Please indulge me as I highlight a milestone achieved by my wife, Lindi DeWolf. Today she signed a Letter of Agreement with Beacon Press granting our publisher permission to use her photography on the cover of Gather at the Table. Lindi traveled with Sharon and me on a few occasions in Oregon, New York, and […]

The Final Chapter – closing of A Novel Idea

Posted June 28th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

This is a sad note to post. I’ve procrastinated writing it for months. I learned in January that A Novel Idea, one of my favorite independent bookstores, closed it’s doors in Bristol, Rhode Island last December. Such closings are a sad epidemic across the country. I was so looking forward to making an appearance at […]

Truth & Wisdom from the Mouths of Babes

Posted May 21st, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Children are the most precious beings on earth — and they say the most special things. On a recent visit, my two little sweethearts, wandering around my office looking for things to get into, discovered the proof copy of Gather at the Table on my credenza. Julian picked up the book and looked at it […]

Making Peace with the Past

Posted May 8th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Tom DeWolf and I penned an article that has just appeared in the Oklahoma Humanities magazine. The them of the issue is “reconciliation” and our contribution is entitled “Making Peace with the Past.” Oklahoma was one of the stops on the road trip we took last year to inform the writing of our book. It […]

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