Thomas Calten

Scientist, musician, recording artist, environmentalist, lecturer and incessant observer... Tom Calten began his dance with life in Long Island, just minutes from the ocean. That childhood setting provided endless opportunities for exploration and analysis -- skills that he would use for things to come.

After a brief tour in a rock band, Calten earned a degree in microbiology and began a long career in the pharmaceutical field as a scientist and technical educator. With worldwide speaking engagements and program developments, he still managed to maintain a grip on his creative side. In his first book, "Depth Charges," Calten shares an analysis of his diverse life experiences with a characteristic sense of humor. Calten resides in Arizona where he continues to observe, write and compose. 

Depth Charges
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Thomas Calten
June 2019
ISBN 9781733087902
206 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

In Depth Charges, the author shows us how a deeper, more sensitive approach to life can extract valuable insight from daily experiences. More/less

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