Barack Obama, Fifty Shades of Grey, Louis C.K., and Gather at the Table

Posted September 24th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

It’s all about timing. Right place, right time. Serendipity. We’ve all heard about it, sometimes witnessed it, probably even envied it. Someone we know is the 15 millionth customer through the turnstile at Disneyland and wins a new Mustang. They write a song that Dolly Parton turns into a top-ten hit. They write a book […]

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, […]

Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum, “Roads to Reconciliation”

Posted August 31st, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

The Foreword to Gather at the Table, written by Joy Angela DeGruy, has been available through a link on the home page of our website for the past two months. Now you can read the first chapter. The just-published edition of Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum includes an excerpt from Gather at the Table, by […]

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 […]

Book Jacket for Gather at the Table: well done, Beacon Press!

Posted August 14th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Another significant milestone was achieved this past week when Sharon and I each received a package in the mail from our publisher, Beacon Press. The dust jacket for Gather at the Table is now printed and awaiting the hard bound book it will soon cover. Though we’ve shared the image of the front of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Page Proofs – our final writing task before…

Posted March 29th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

I dropped a package in the mail to Sharon yesterday. She’ll be exceedingly happy to receive it, just as I’m exceedingly happy to have sent it. Sort of… I guess… This is a weird moment in the life of Gather at the Table. I’ve spent the past week meticulously scouring the page proofs of our […]