Toi

Toi Thomas
Co-manager of Our Author Gang








Hi there, Toi here. I’m the self-published author of 10 books and counting. I’m also a blogger and vlogger who loves to interview other creatives. A geek girl at heart, I’m also a bit of a techie and foodie, I was born in Texas but consider Virginia to be my home. I enjoy reading, cooking, painting, geek culture, collecting vinyl records, and spending time with my family. 

I'm a former special education teacher’s assistant, currently working as a behavioral therapist, and I find comfort and peace of mind in chocolate, green tea, and naps. My husband and I have been married for twelve years and share our home with a tortoise named Betty and a Redbone Coonhound named Margie, who’s totally taken over the house.

I entertain paranormal fans with my Eternal Curse series; an angels, demons, and others tale with a Christian world-view. I stretch minds and imaginations with my short story collection, Legend of the Boy…, featuring works of science fiction, paranormal, fantasy, romance, and suspense. Glorie Townson, my alter ego and pen name, brings along a bit of romance and comedy in the first book of my Sayings Series, It’s Like the Full Moon. I’ve even delved into the world of educational children’s books to enlighten and entertain little minds. I hope I have something for the whole family.



I'm also a co-moderator for the IWSG Book Club on Goodreads.com and
the founder of Lit Carnivale, a book fair in the making. #CarnirLuvsBoox


Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to check out all the cool blog posts and series 
I've contributed to this blog.
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My Awards

While I've never won a major literary contest (been too chicken to enter), I have gained a few peer recognitions that mean the world to me. 


Chip and Skip Need Each Other


See story here.




My Books





Ain't Nobody Got Time For Book Reviews!

Have you ever wondered why it seems authors are often whining about book reviews? What's the big deal anyway? How much of a difference could your one book review really make? In this opinion piece, ten-time self-published author and blogger, Toi Thomas, discusses candidly why book reviewing culture isn't what it should be.

This is not a book about how to write book reviews and it is not a how-to book for authors to gain book reviews. This is a book about reevaluating your thought-process and opinions about book reviewing culture.

Toi Thomas clearly understands that "Ain't nobody got time for book reviews" when there are so many more important things for a book lover to do. Right? Plus, you can read this book from cover to cover in less than two hours. 100% of proceeds go to support Lit Carnivale, a book fair in the making.

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Carnie Loves Books

Carnie is a bookworm with one love in his life- books. When Carnie loses his reading glasses, he goes on a search to find them. Read along as Carnie searches for his glasses and professes his love for reading books. 100% of proceeds supports Lit Carnivale, a book fair in the making.

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It’s Like the Full Moon (Sayings 1)

Rebecca has just turned thirty. She’s happy living a perfectly comfortable and predictable life. She’s even ready to marry her long-time boyfriend whenever he finally gets around to asking her. But all that changes when her best friend whisks her away to Italy for a much-needed vacation. 

In the midst of site seeing and finally letting loose, Rebecca manages to catch the eye of a young English tourist but doesn’t let it go to her head. By the time she’s back in the States and back in the arms of her long-time beau, Rebecca has already forgotten about Peter, Paten, Paul…whatever his name was, that is until he shows up at her brother’s cabin in the woods. 

A life of normalcy, routine, and stability gets turned upside down as Rebecca decides whether or not she’s truly ready to get married. And if so, who is the one she’s really meant to be with?



Legend of the Boy, In the Window, and Other Short Stories



It’s all about the boy…

The boy who must destroy the world so he can save humanity.
The boy who sweeps the girl off her feet.
The boy who brings two lovers together.
The boy who grows into a bad man and changes a woman’s life.
The boy who won’t let death stop him from getting what he wants.

Everything spanning from science fiction, paranormal, romance, and psychological thriller is here within the pages of this book. Which of these boys will capture your sense of wonder, rage, romance, or perhaps even fear? You decide.





Chip and Skip Need Each Other (Needs and Wants Duet 1)



Daddy, I need a new game.

Mommy, I don’t want to eat my veggies.

Sometimes kids have trouble understanding what they need. It can be difficult for children to grasp the concept of how true needs and wants relate to them. That’s why I’ve written my Needs and Wants duet, to help little minds grab onto their true needs and wants.

Meant for educational purposes, but still, an enjoyable light and colorful read, Chip and Skip Need Each Other, explains the importance of having what you need. It follows Chip and Skip around their neighborhood, with all its diversity. You may also want to check out, What Does Joe Need?, to learn how needs and wants can be similar, but not the same.



What Does Joe Need? (Needs and Wants Duet 2)

Daddy, do I really need to brush my teeth?

Mommy, can I have the red shoes I want?

Sometimes kids have trouble understanding what they need. It can be difficult for children to grasp the concept of how true needs and wants relate to them. That’s why I’ve written my Needs and Wants duet, to help little minds grab onto their true needs and wants.

Meant for educational purposes, but still, an enjoyable light and colorful read, What Does Joe Need?, explains how needs and wants can be similar, but not the same. It follows Joe as he tries to make the best decisions for his needs. You may also want to check out, Chip and Skip Need Each Other?, which explains the importance of having what you need.





Plants and Animals Change Over Time (Changes Duet 1)

Daddy, why is Fido getting old?

Mommy, why can’t I stay a kid forever?

Sometimes kids ask questions that can catch you off guard. Having a talk about the necessity of change and the circle of life can be difficult. That’s why I’ve written my Changes duet, to help open up little minds to understanding the nature of change.

Meant for educational purposes, but still, an enjoyable light and colorful read, Plants and Animals Change Over Time, explains the circle of life in the simplest terms. It follows the life of a seedling and an unhatched egg to full maturity and beyond. You may also want to check out, Land Changes Over Time, to learn how the world is reshaped around us. 




Land Changes Over Time (Changes Duet 2)

Daddy, what is change anyway?

Mommy, does change have to happen to me?

Sometimes kids ask questions that can catch you off guard. Having a talk about the necessity and inevitability of change can be difficult. That’s why I’ve written my Changes duet, to help open up little minds to understanding the nature of change.

Meant for educational purposes, but still an enjoyable light and colorful read, Land Changes Over Time, explores how the world is reshaped around us. It chronicles the results of beavers, worms, and birds moving into an empty meadow. You may also want to check out, Plants and Animals Change Over Time, to learn about the circle of life. 




Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel
(Eternal Curse Series 1)

“You have plenty of time to change your mind. You have not yet seen the monster I can be.” 

Giovanni has been waiting his whole life to meet someone like Mira, someone from the outside world who might be able to help him. He wonders if there really is help for him as he continues to hold tightly onto dark secrets and even darker memories. Giovanni wants to be hopeful and he wants to accept Mira’s help, but first he has to look himself in the mirror and face what he truly is- and that is a reality no one is quite ready to accept. 

Searching for new purpose and meaning in her life, Mira meets Giovanni online and an exciting and, in some ways, scary friendship is developed. Mira decides one day to meet Giovanni in person, at his secluded country home, in order to aid him on his journey of self-discovery. What these two are able to discover will not only test their strength and will, but it will stretch the limits of their minds and catapult them into a world where earth, Heaven, and Hell collide. 

Giovanni’s Angel is the story of a man who may just be the answer to a spiritual war swiftly heading his way- but for now, he just wants to be a man.

Book 1- This book is temporarily out of circulation pending an extensive rewrite. If you'd like to acquire a copy of the last published edition, please consider joining Toi Thomas's email list


40 Days and Nights of Eternal Curse (Companion Guide): Amazon 




Eternal Curse: Battleground
(Eternal Curse Series 2)

In the future, will all the petty problems of everyday life be fixed or will it all go down the tubes? Giovanni and Mira can’t really say since they are too busy fighting the ongoing battle between good and evil in order to save the world- fixing it will simply have to wait.

Sometime in the fairly distant future, Giovanni and Mira are enjoying a life together but they are living no fairytale. When tragedy strikes in a way Giovanni is not prepared to deal with, he will have to decide whether life amongst the humans is worth fighting for or leave it all behind to seek a righteous calling.

Giovanni, along with a new ensemble of half-breed comrades and human companions, heads into battle to face Marcos, his greatest foe. Blood, bone, and ash will be left on the battleground and the world will never be the same.

Book 2 - This book is temporarily out of circulation pending an extensive rewrite. If you'd like to acquire a copy of the last published edition, please consider joining Toi Thomas's email list

Battleground Survival 101 (Companion Guide): Amazon 


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