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Tom Dirsa

Leduc, Alberta, Canada


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Author Tom Dirsa grew up on the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor in Social Science. Then moved to Alberta, Canada for two years, which became a lifetime.

After a successful career as a teacher, basketball coach, and a school administrator that took him and his wife, Margaret, to New England, Saskatchewan, and many communities throughout Alberta, they retired to Leduc, Alberta.

Since his retirement, Tom has worked as a freelance reporter for a local weekly newspaper, wrote the Preview/Review Junior High Social Studies program for Alberta Distant Learning, and began writing books for children.

Sweaty Eyes, his first children's book, was released in 2014 by Dream Write Publishing. It is based on a true incident involving one of Tom's grandsons who was diagnosed with ADHD early in his life. BJ is a real person who has a quick wit and is full of energy.

Fishing Lessons for Grandpa is another interesting incident involving BJ and regales us with seaworthy fishing adventures. The boat, Cee-Jay, featured on the cover, is docked in Provincetown harbor at the tip of Cape Cod.

A third book called BJ & the Green Monstah is a story about a trip to Fenway Park when BJ was six years old and is scheduled for publication in early 2016.

Interests: History, Science, Education, Sports

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Lucky: A Whale of a Tale
  • Children's Literature

  • Sweaty Eyes
  • Fishing lessons for Grandpa
  • BJ & the Green Monstah!