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About Tom Flynn
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my wonderful wife, my amazing daughter, and our cute little puppy.
I spent my early twenties as an aspiring playwright putting up shows on small stages around Los Angeles. The responsibility of adulthood came calling and I spent the next two decades building my career in the tech industry, but I just couldn't shake the writing bug. So here we are today.
I write stories about very recognizable, imperfect people that face steadily growing challenges. These people are either forced to change or they falter under the weight of refusing to change. My influences are Tennessee Williams, Sandra Cisneros, and Haruki Murakami.
A Girl Named Dara is my first novel. Sawtelle Gemini, my second novel, is scheduled for publication in Fall 2022.
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During his time on this earth, Buddha dedicated himself to spreading his teachings, also known as the Dharma, which means “cosmic law.” Knowledge of the Dharma will help you to free yourself from attachment and suffering.
It was the Buddha’s hope to give people a path to the end of suffering. It is my hope that this simple story will inspire you to ask more questions and pursue more of Buddha's teachings.
"The writing lands somewhere between waking dream and polaroid glimpse into post-adolescence." - Jonas Ball, Writer, Director of "WALNUTS, the Movie."
When Jeff Newcastle meets Dara, a beautiful Belarusian girl, on the first day of poetry class at UCLA, he imagines he’s stumbled onto the perfect college romance. Unfortunately, his fixation on Dara’s beauty prevents him from seeing the truth about her tragic life.
Doubting a normal relationship could ever be possible, Dara pulls some mysterious strings to redirect Jeff’s affection toward Carey, a sweet and kindhearted coed in Jeff’s circle of friends.
Jeff’s romance with Carey blossoms steadily until he’s awakened by a late-night phone call and summoned by a man’s voice to a large estate in the Hollywood Hills. It is here where Jeff finds that a bruised and bloodied Dara has locked herself in an upstairs bathroom.
Jeff does his best to pull Dara immediately out of danger, but he soon realizes it is only the beginning of his problems. Jeff must find a way to save Dara without falling deeper into her chaotic world or sacrificing his budding relationship with Carey.