Jack Lyndon Thomas has published an illustrated book of poetry, Whirling Fire (1997), and memoir, Coyote Jack: Drawing Meaning from Life and Vietnam (2006), based upon his Vietnam experiences—which included earning The Bronze Star Medal for Heroism in Ground Combat, The Bronze Star Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Operations Against Hostile Forces, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge—while serving as an infantry officer/advisor to South Vietnamese militia.
He has ePublished his first novel, The Monsoon Killed the Tiger, a suspense/thriller, and is nearing completion on the first draft of Border Slot, also a suspense/thriller.
In September 2013 Jack ePublished Lights on the Water/Impressions in the Sand: A Motorcycling Odyssey about his 105-day, 18,000-mile motorcycle journey and also ePublished Training Runs: The Regenerative Power of Motorcycling Back Roads, a collection of fifteen motorcycling journals that focus on learning to listen to his heart and soul. He has been published in motorcycle magazines such as Rider and BMWON. His motorcycling journeys have covered approximately 120,000 miles in over 30 years of riding.
Additionally, the Houston Tribune published in its January 2001 issue essay about miscreant youths in ’50s suburban Houston, Texas, and in the fall of 2001, a prose poem and a short fiction piece appeared in Suddenly IV, an anthology of Texas writers.
Jack also has been interviewed on both radio and television and has appeared as a paid performer reading selections from Whirling Fire. He has exhibited photography in juried art shows in Round Top and Salado, Texas.
A retired CPA, Jack is divorced and has two grown daughters and two grandchildren.