Author Pens a Coming of Age Novel Based in the 1970s
Many people dream about writing a book, but very few follow through and make that dream come true. But that is exactly what happened to Thomas Burns, a gifted and talented author who worked long and hard to create a story that has wide audience appeal.
“The Man Who Caught No Birds is set on an idyllic atoll in the Central Pacific, roughly in the time period of the 1970s,” said Burns, who works as a software analyst for a rail car builder during the day. “People live by the tide, the moon and the sun, but all that is changing, and our main character, Ahni, must sort things out for himself in a world he did not create.”
The book has generated positive reviews on the Amazon site, and a high school English teacher wrote “this book is an excellent choice for the ‘reluctant reader.’” Although the book is two hundred pages long, the action keeps the reader engaged. Another reviewer wrote “there is just enough there. No more, no less.”
The author served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps for two years on an isolated atoll in the Pacific, and writing the book gave him the opportunity to share another way of seeing the world.
For more information about the author and the book, please visit his Website at www.thomasburnsbooks.com