Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine is a native of Everett, Washington with a penchant for dark chocolate and darker fiction. He writes short stories and flash fiction that both range from the somewhat distressful to the downright sinister. (His friends say it has to do with his mood disorder.)

After graduating from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Organic Chemistry (Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), he operated a high-end custom-design jewelry and rare gemstone business for twenty years while spending his evenings playing trumpet in various bands.

After retirement, he and his wife moved to the eastern side of the state where, besides his literary misadventures, he spends his time on hikes in the mountains, the search for placer gold, wildlife photography, and, when at home, the composition of songs. He is a vocalist with over thirty tracks distributed to retail outlets worldwide as well as several published books of music for the trumpet. It is also rumored that he sometimes writes poetry when no one is looking.