Welcome to Historian, Author, and Publisher Thomas D. "Tom" Perry's Free State Of Patrick Blog! This is where I discuss historical and book projects I am working on and anything that crosses my mind Visit my website to learn more and hopefully to purchase my books. http://www.freestateofpatrick.com
I write non-fiction books about history along the North Carolina and Virginia border. I was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina, the basis of Mayberry as Andy Griffith was born there too. I grew up in Ararat, Patrick County, Virginia, about two miles from where Civil War General James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart was born and raised. I worked to preserve his birthplace in my hometown in the 1990s.
I graduated from Patrick County High School, Surry Community College, and Virginia Tech, where I studied under Civil War authority James I. Robertson, Jr. After working with computers for twenty-five years, I started my own publishing company. I travel the country selling and speaking on subjects related to my books.
I publish friends books with over fifty titles in print now after a decade of work in the field from children's books, politics, poetry, and everything under the sun. Please contact me at the email address below if you have a work you want to publish. firstname.lastname@example.org