Tom Birdseye

Tom Birdseye is the critically-acclaimed author of 19 young adult, middle grade, picture book, and non-fiction works.


Art ennobles humanity. We are ALL artists. Find your medium — whether it be words, canvas, screen, stage, music, the classroom, the house you build,… Read More »Art

Why We Write

I was fortunate to hear National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisis Coates speak at Oregon State University last night. He had many insightful, wise, and provocative… Read More »Why We Write

Irony anyone?

Those who write false news stories present fiction as fact. Fiction writers openly fabricate facts to get at a human truth. Irony anyone?

Write On

Although Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year, I’m working particularly hard this go-around to cling to the sentiments it embodies, even… Read More »Write On


This is what I keep telling myself: Think long. Goodness will win out, even in those that are very hard to love. Naive? Clueless? Okay,… Read More »Optimism