In this memoir, author Tom Mach describes the events which later inspired him to write and later enjoy success as an award-winning novelist and poet, as well as a respected journalist, columnist, magazine editor and university instructor. Prior to those achievements,however, he experienced several hardships, such as being fired from several jobs(including that of editor of a new national publication), being conned by the owner of an oil-drilling scheme as well as by a business partner who stole money from an elderly woman, and being separated from his family for six months while he taught advertising at San Jose State.
Mach adds a touch of humor,such as being outraged by the doctor slapping his butt when he was born, or when he was told he’d never be a published writer by a person who never had anything published! Mach uses a conversational tone as he relates the peaks and valleys of his life and shares with the reader ten valuable insights he learned, both as a writer and as a human being.
Persistence, Then Peace is the most entertaining, honest, provocative, and thoughtful memoir you will ever read.
About the Author
Tom Mach won awards for each of the three books of his trilogy–Sissy!, All Parts Together, and Angels at Sunset. He also won an award for his poetry collection The Uni Verse. Mach was a university instructor, journalist, and an editor of magazines and newsletters. He wrote a collection of short stories, song lyrics, and two plays for the stage. He had a children’s book published called The Invisible Twins and has another children’s book scheduled for 2017. Persistence, then Peace is his first memoir.