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Author Thomas Overton


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URBAN BOOKS AUTHORS & WRITERS OF AMERICA

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Thomas Overton is an ambitious new entrepreneur, Author, and screenwriter who simply stumbled upon his ability and career as a writer. With no real experience, he embarked on a journey that would lead him to being a published author and a journeyman.

Tom's love affair with writing started while he was a Business Major, studying full-time at Drexel University. Several of his college professors told him that they enjoyed reading his work and that he was a good writer. He'd written numerous term papers and his professor’s complements began to spark his writing interests. During his senior year, Tom got into some trouble with the law and was sentenced to do two years in the County Prison. Nonetheless, his college education had to wait while he did his time and paid his debt to society. While incarcerated, Tom decided to put his skills to use and practice the talents he had been praised for while attending college. The talent of being a good writer.

In order to avoid insanity, depression, and boredom often caused by incarceration, Tom came up with a writing concept that one of his fellow inmates thought would be a great movie. Since he didn’t know how to structure a movie script, he had David Trottier's "Screenwriters' Bible", Robert McKee's "Story," and several other books written on screenwriting sent to where he was being housed. Tom studied the screenwriting books from front to back and at the completion of his two-year bid, he'd written six complete screenplays, eleven summaries for future stories, and thirty-two titles.

Since his release from prison, obtaining a literary agent or a film deal was difficult. So, instead of waiting on the industry to come to him, Tom bought himself to the industry. He decided to convert one of his completed screenplays into a novel. While writing the novel, Tom met an independent publisher who liked the story and decided to publish it. His first novel is titled "Murder With A Deadly Weapon". IN STORES NOW!!

His second novel, "Keys to the Franchise" will be released in 2011 through his own publishing company called Live2Die Publishing.

Live2Die Publishing came from Tom's vision of seeing more hungry undiscovered writers become published Authors. Tom reaches out to other urban authors, incarcerated writers, and those who write as a hobby considering expanding their art. As a visionary leading the Urban/African American Author into the next generation, Tom seeks to expand his brand and turn more Urban novels into film. To coincide with his book publishing endeavors, Mr. Overton works as a free lance writer broadening his writing ability and a public speaker. Currently, Thomas resides in Darby, Pennsylvania, which is located just outside of Philadelphia, with his family.

Please visit...www.authorthomasoverton.com...to see his projects in working progress and his up & coming releases.

TO SCHEDULE TOM TO SPEAK AT, APPEAR, OR ATTEND YOUR EVENT, PLEASE VIEW THE INFORMATION LOCATED UNDER THE CONTACT INFO TAB ON THIS SITE. THANK YOU.

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