Tom Icon served his country faithfully during the Vietnam Conflict. At the end of his duty Icon asked for and received a local separation in Spain at the age of twenty-three. His unquenchable curiosity and demand for adventure was the starting point of an adventure filled odyssey that spanned four continents and twenty-seven countries. During his solo travels Icon was exposed to some of the most interesting cultures, and the greatest works of art in the world. This has created a profound and lasting impact that is reflected in his artwork and storytelling.
Icon’s interest in writing was sparked at an early age by his father who was a prolific story teller who held his listeners spellbound with his extraordinarily spirited tales. Tom holds a B.S. in Art and has earned an educator’s certificate from the Texas Tech University of Texas. Icon is a freelance artist, and the illustrator of all his book covers.
Presently Tom Icon lives with his wife and two daughters in College Station, Texas where he writes every day and works on his art. He continues to travel to exotic countries in Central America and the Caribbean Islands seeking inspiration and insight for his ever evolving artwork and writing.
Speaker at Indie Author Day, Saturday, October 8, 2016, 12 to 5 PM
at Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803