Bio: Tom Blubaugh has been involved in marketing and public speaking for 40 years. He began writing poetry at the age of fourteen. Tom purchased his first computer in 1982 and has been involved in online marketing and sales as Grampa Tom’s Timeless Treasures until 2007. He has designed websites since 2004 . Tom is a published author of both non-fiction and fiction. He self-published his first book Behind the Scenes of the Bus Ministry in 1974; co-wrote a daily devotional The Great Adventure, under contract, for Barbour Publishings in 2009; and wrote his first fiction Night of the Cossack, which was published by Bound by Faith Publishers and released in April, 2011. Tom has written content for numerous websites, articles for denominational and business magazines, and scripts for puppet plays.
Tom Blubaugh is a wonderful speaker who has the ability to grab an audience with his words and keep them listening. When he spoke to Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers last spring, those in attendance enjoyed the story of how he came to write Night of the Cossack. Our writers were excited to hear how he pulled the story from his mind, wound it into his computer and it became a beautiful thing between the covers of a published book. I recommended Tom as a speaker for the Retired Railroaders Association and he did a great job there as well. Those folks could have listened to him another thirty minutes. Tom and his wife are my neighbors, but I would recommend him if were not. Tom is a multi-talented fellow and has a lot to share that people would like to hear.
Ada Brownell, retired newspaper reporter, free lance writer and critique group chairperson for OCACW
I have had the privilege of hearing Tom Blubaugh speak on a number of different occasions and have always found him to be interesting, informative and entertaining. He brings to each presentation a palette of colorful life experiences and a dry sense of humor, all used for illustration, education and communication. Tom has a zest for life, for communicating ideas, for writing, and for people and would be very comfortable in front of any group that I could imagine.
Dan Jenkins, President Jericho Commission
I have had the privilege of knowing Tom Blubaugh for the past two years. In that time I have heard him speak on numerous occasions and watched him facilitate and oversee several board meetings. As a speaker he is concise and to the point, but at the same time he is not afraid to entertain ideas on the fly, and improvise when necessary. He is easy to engage in conversation and is not afraid to stop and think before giving an answer. These attributes make Tom a gifted and well rounded speaker.
Shane Spickard, President Fishers of Men Prison Ministry
It is with great pleasure that I recommend Tom Blubaugh for any public engagement opportunity. I have had the privilege of knowing Tom for 4 years and value him as a friend, author, and advisor. In May 2011 the elementary school in which I work, had the honor of hosting Tom Blubaugh for Career Day. Tom spoke to 4th and 5th grade students about his experiences in education and life. He did a wonderful job relating with the students. He is interactive, compassionate, and has a love for reaching out to others. The students responded well to Tom. I believe it is his sincerity and enthusiasm that attracts audience members and keeps them engaged. Tom is very reliable and respectable. He would be an exceptional addition to any educational environment.
Alison J. Roffers, Guidence Counselor, Disney Elementary School, Springfield, MO
Richard F. Nichol – a Mentor with Jericho Commission, Inc.
Tom Blubaugh is a gifted speaker. He is easy to understand and uses personal stories to drive home a point. He is kind and courteous and that comes across whenever he speaks. Tom is able to express genuine thoughts with sincerity. As a speaker he stays on point with the subject matter and it is easy to follow his train of thought. His humor is delightful and his wit is charming. I’m sure you will enjoy him as a speaker.
Michael Allcorn, Treasurer Fishers of Men
When Tom Blubaugh came to speak to our homeschool group, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d not had much experience with author presentations before. I adored his book, Night of the Cossack, and wondered if he’d focus most of the presentation on it. Instead Tom spoke to the kids, whose ages varied from preschoolers to late teens, about his life, his mistakes, triumphs, what he’d learned along the way, and about his faith in God. He tied this in with how it led him to writing his book. The presentation was wonderful and inspiring. Tom wasn’t only engaging and sincere, he was funny too. He left both the children and adults with insightful tidbits to ponder, and I still am. We were so impressed that we’ve extended an invitation for him to please come and visit again.
Shawna K. Williams, Author Orphaned Hearts