Oceanside CA– Long-time Oceanside columnist Tom Morrow is back and we’ve got him here at OsideNews featured in a weekly column beginning next week. We are honored to have Tom’s knowledge of the Oceanside and North County areas. Our readers here, and countries around the world, who visit our site can once again share Tom’s passion for writing.
Tom retired from the now-defunct North County Times in 2009, and began writing novels. He currently has four books finished, with two now available at: www.tomorrowsnovels.com
Haunted Bones is his latest novel, a murder mystery set in Oceanside. Mummified bodies keep being uncovered in an old beach resort. Who were they and how did they get tucked in between the walls of the old hotel.
Nebraska Doppelganger is a World War II epic drama which finds a farm boy unwittingly serving in Hitler’s Nazi army after being drafted when he refused to join the Nazi party.
A native of Iowa, Tom graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in journalism, and for the past 46 years has worked as a journalist, public relations executives, columnist, and novelist.
He began in Oceanside in 1991, as business editor for the old Blade-Citizen, which became the North County Times. During that time, he became a moderator-host and producer on KOCT-TV, where he began “Journalists Roundtable,” and then “Living Legacies,” which continues to be aired twice daily on Channel 18. That program also is available on demand at: www.koct.org.
Over the years, Tom has won numerous awards for his writing, and was named “Small Business Advocate of the Year” in 1995 by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and in 2003, he was given the first KOCT-TV “Beacon Award” for shining light on the city of Oceanside’s many cultural activities. He conceived, planned and chaired Oceanside’s Music Festival in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Tom managed the Oceanside Society Orchestra until he recently turned the band over to conductor-arranger Tom Brawner.
In 2009, he was honored by the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation for his contribution to the performing arts and by the Oceanside City Council for his overall community contribution to the City. The Mayor and Council proclaimed him “Mr. Oceanside.”
Check out a variety information at: www.tomorrowsnovels.com