Thomas Ward is a writer, presenter, and educator.
Born in Tacoma, Washington,
Mr. Ward's family moved to New Jersey
when he was eleven months old. Both
of his parents were talented artists and enjoyed the outdoors, and his family
divided their time between the family’s home in Bernardsville,
and a summer cottage in Maine. After high school, Mr. Ward went
on to major in fine arts and psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in
Madison, New Jersey, where his father was a professor.
Gordon currently divides his professional
time between writing, lecturing, and being the Family and Youth Minister at a Presbyterian church. He has worked as a history teacher in the
classroom and as a group transformation facilitator in the experiential
education field where he designed and facilitated teambuilding programs for
twenty-two years. Clients have
ranged from education groups in international conference settings to major
corporations, government groups, athletic teams, community groups, and
A lifelong writer, Mr.
Ward’s works have included books, speeches, newspaper and magazine articles,
and poetry. Gordon is the author
of Life on the Shoulder: Rediscovery and Inspiration along the Lewis and
Clark Trail (Lucky Press 2005) and a self-published book of original
poetry entitled Windows (1994).
A Bit of Earth (The History
Press 2007) brings the author
back to the land where he spent his childhood.
With echoes of Wordsworth and Thoreau, A Bit of Earth is a timeless
meditation on the meaning of childhood. Mr. Ward is a member
of Haunted New Jersey, a premier group of paranormal investigators who make
use of many years' worth of experience and the collection of forensic-based
evidence to both dismiss and support claims of hauntings, especially in
historic locations. As a result, Mr.
Ward's latest book Ghosts of Central
Jersey: Historic Haunts of the Somerset Hills (The History Press, September 2008)
ghostly phenomena at historic locations in New Jersey.
Also in the works is a manuscript entitled Tracing Infinity: Following
Life's Sacred Signs that is more
spiritual in nature and deals with sensing and experiencing the divine in the
world around us.
author currently resides in northern
where he continually pursues
his other passions for songwriting and running.