Friday, April 22, 2016

Back to Beyond the Pallet--Tom is signing books again!

He’s back!

What?  Who is back???

Western Oklahoma author Tom Spence, will be selling and signing his books at Beyond the Pallet  in  Elk City, Oklahoma on Saturday, 23 April 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Tom signed books here once before just as the new business opened.  He’s back signing books and enjoying the pleasant atmosphere and wonderful fare of this revitalized establishment.  Beyond the Pallet is located at 103 South Main Street in Elk City

Tom will have a variety of books published by Tate Publishing.  Two of the most hard-hitting books, especially for those in western Oklahoma, are Throw Away Kids and PoMo Poverty.  In these companion selections, Tom goes beyond identifying society’s problems; he brings us to solutions that don’t wait on the government to fix or ignore the problems.

Since Tom was last at Beyond the Pallet, he has published two books/scripts with fast moving dialogue where people actually talk about important things.  Defense mechanisms get turned off and people really talk.  The first involves two women trapped in an elevator and is titled Going Up.  The second book involves two men who meet weekly and is based entirely in conversation.  The title is simply, The Conversation.

Tom is an ordained minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the pastor of the congregation in Burns Flat, Oklahoma. 

As a pastor, he returned this past summer from his second trip to Africa to train pastors and church leaders in Kenya and Uganda.  He has served as moderator of the Red River Presbytery but perhaps is best known as the guy who gives out wristbands that read:  GOD LOVES YOU – LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

He is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer that served in all four Marine Divisions, including a tour training reservists.  He has served in Iraq and Kuwait, Japan, aboard Marine bases on the east and west coasts of the United States, and has a substantial amount of service afloat.  His final tour was as a program manager in charge of maintenance and modifications of Marine Corps ground training systems and simulators around the globe.

Tom served as both student and instructor at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia—the Crossroads of the Corps, and proudly boasts that he successfully avoided a tour in the Pentagon for his entire career.  Tom wrote two books specifically about the Marine Corps.  The first was a first person collection of observations and anecdotes titled Sea Stories.  The other was Christianity for Marines.

Please join Tom on 23 April 2016, buy a few books, and get a cup of coffee  or something delicious at Beyond the Pallet, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon in this fine establishment.

Book Signing by Tom Spence
Beyond the Pallet

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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