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Something About Me and My Book:
Have just published my first collection of poetry entitled: ' POEMS FOR PAULA ' (Publisher Rossendale Books) See book below on:
http://www.lulu.com/content/2641854
or visit me on:
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?id=87341


Tom Mcgreevy served 13 years with the British Armed Forces (Army) from 1972 - 1984. Operating in such places as, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, The Jungles of Belize, Northern Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Cyprus, and The Falklands.

Since leaving Military service he has returned to his lifelong passion for writing. In 2005 Tom was diagnosed with Cancer, but true to his belief of ' Giving up is not an option ', against the odds he has beaten it, and is now in Remission.

Tom now lives in a Village in Berkshire, England, with his Wife Paula and their Disabled Son James.

Tom's poetry is Raw, Emotional, Funny, Inspirational, and at times sad enough to bring out the tissues. He always tells it ' Like it is ', and it is always from the heart.

Tom has this gift of writing ' From other people's shoes ', as well as his own. His life in the Military has inspired many of the Soldier/War poems, and his fight against Cancer reflects the sadness and trauma of this terrible illness. Tom's poetry has already inspired a large following Worldwide, and there is something in this book for everyone.

Tom operated in numerous war zones for 13 years, and many of his long soldier poems are short stories in themselves, most reflecting the sadness of lost comrades who (signed out) and didn't make it home, but also include witty poems like ' The Belize Snake' from his 12 month spent in the Jungles of Central America, and the Jungle survival Training he endured there.

REVIEW: (Poems For Paula)21/06/2008 by
' Saly Patricia Gardner ' Author of:
' Lillian's Story '
It is the sheer diversity of Tom's work that takes your breath away.This is graphically illustrated by the first and last poems.'The Det' takes you to a situation that, thank God, most of us have never had to face, and leaves you wondering how you would have coped. Less bravely, then and afterwards, I suspect. 'The Missing Sock' with its wit and humour is a wonderful cheery,cheeky finish to this collection. And in between? All life (and death)is here.Tom's struggles with the demon cancer, (long may he go on winning this battle!),his military experiences, and shining through the collection, his love for Paula. Tom writes beautifully and honestly, with a rare ability to illuminate large topics with a sideways glance at the small everyday incidents to which we all relate. Thank you, Tom.

Comments: Having read this book and previous works by this versalite author, I now think that he has found his niche in poetry writing in the manner of all the great war poets saying it as it is/was clearly and truthfully, by seeing and being there at the time. This is a book which contains all the aspects of life as a veteran, often with humour. I treasure my copy.
A.R.Lewis (Author and Poet) 16/06/2008

Review: 16/06/2008
I have read many poems by Tom Mcgreevy, and find his work an inspiration.
A truely fantastic person.
Cordelia

Review: Jan Hedger 19/06/2008
A book of many faces - from despair and loss, to wickedly funny humour. A poetry book to adorn any book shelf - Tom Mcgreevy has captured life itself and more.

Review: Karen Palumbo 18/06/2008
Such inner perseverance and a very optimistic outlook combined with prayers and God's love will see you through to spend every minute of every day in the embrace of those you love. Very passionately e

Review: Mount Tumbledown (Poetry) - 6/17/2008 11:54:06 AM
A powerful and moving poem, Tom. I admire the writing. The best thing we can do for those young men and women left behind is to stop these bloody wars. Now. - Gene Williamson

(THE DET) from ' Poems for Paula '
What a power-packed piece of writing, Tom McGreevy.
I must check out the book from whence it came. - Gene Williamson
Website:
http://www.poetryfromtommcgreevy.weebly.com

Tom Mcgreevy's Latest Book: Paperback or ebook download: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/im-a-soldier-get-me-out-of-here/6742572

I'm a Soldier...get me out of here ! I'm a Soldier...get me out of here ! Tom Mcgreevy Tom Mcgreevy's latest book, published April 2009http://im-a-soldier-get-me-out-of-here.weebly.com

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At 10:35am on April 01, 2010, Kate L gave Tom Mcgreevy a gift
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I just wanted to introduce myself and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People, check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com
At 12:17pm on December 4, 2008, Karla Casillas said…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
The blessings we ask for this season
Aren't the kind that come wrapped with a bow;
We're asking for gifts from the heart,
Ones we need and never outgrow.
May we see in these bright decorations
With their colors and lights all aglow,
The beauty and wonder of life
That God's world was created to show.
Let the peace and goodwill of this season
Be feelings that we can extend
Far into the following year
To our neighbors, our family, and friends.
Most of all, may we always remember
To open our hearts every day and share all the love and the joy
In a special and meaningful way.

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At 12:54am on December 2, 2008, John Silkstone said…
Hi Tom, thanks for the message. I’ve been very busy lately as I’m doing a course at Hull University and it takes up a lot of my time. The wife wonders why I’m doing courses at my age, but it keeps the old grey matter turning over. No problem with displaying my photo on your site.

Silky
At 6:54pm on November 5, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…


I want to show off my latest cover design for one of the books I am illustrating and invite you to comment on my latest blog post introducing Puff Bear Goes to the Hospital and it's author.

Hope to see your comments there...

Aidana WillowRaven
www.WillowRavenIllustration.com
At 3:05am on October 1, 2008, Isabel said…
Thanks for stopping by..
Have nice day.
Best sucess for your poetry.
At 2:27am on August 15, 2008, Tom Mcgreevy said…
Hi Aidana, a belated hello to you as I've been away on hols.
POETRY FROM TOM MCGREEVY
http://www.poetryfromtommcgreevy.weebly.com
Will look on your site now.
If you go to my site, please add a pin to my world visitor map ( Brill widget )
and leave a comment
regards
Tom
' Poems for Paula '
http://www.lulu.com/content/2641854
At 2:22am on August 15, 2008, Tom Mcgreevy said…
Hi Maggie, sory for delay in answer ( been away on hols in Isle of Wight, for Cowes week )
I moved to Berkshire, England after leaving the British Army, but I'm really a ex-pat ' Geordie ', being born and brought up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
I published my book ' Poems for Paula ' with Rossendale Books Publisher
( www.lulu.com/content/2641854 ) via Lulu, and can't fault the service I've recieved from them. Book quality is very good, and I am more than happy with it.
POETRY FROM TOM MCGREEVY
www.poetryfromtommcgreevy.weebly.com
All the best
Tom
At 9:39pm on August 7, 2008, Maggie Wilson said…
Hi Tom, I was brought up in your neck of the woods ( Wokingham ). Just wanted to ask you what you think of lulu's book quality ? Are you pleased with it ? I often think about using them, but as yet undecided. Any comments regarding them would be helpful.
At 6:07pm on August 4, 2008, Aidana WillowRaven said…
Hello.

This is I think the largest book marketing site on ning (the largest I have fond anyway, and I am on 109 nings).

I wanted to say hi and let you know about the sales I am having at my website at the moment.

www.WillowRavenIllustration.com

Talk later,

Aidana WillowRaven
At 5:53pm on July 6, 2008, Tom Mcgreevy said…
Love the banner Holly.
Will have a go at making one 2morrow, after I've designed layout on paper
Many thanks
Tom Mcgreevy
POETRY FROM TOM MCGREEVY
' Poems For Paula ' (My book)
 
 
 

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