Thomas Phillips grew up with a reading disability. He did everything possible not to read. It wasnt until he was in seventh grade that he finally read a book cover to cover. Now a voracious reader and prolific writer, Phillips uses his accomplishments as a motivational backdrop for speaking at school assemblies. Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Phillips has worked as a freelance journalist and currently works full time as an employment law paralegal. Since 1995, he has written more than sixty short stories, articles, and mystery novels. He writes regular book reviews for a variety of e-zines, teaches writing classes, and has led a Bible study for the homeless with the Open Door Mission. When he isnt writing, Phillips plays his guitar, coaches his childrens Little League team, and plots his next story.