About Clive Thomas
Clive grew up in a quaint town called Wellingborough, north of London in the United Kingdom. He is the fourth child to a respected family and brother to five siblings.
As a young lad Clive participated in many sports and activities including sailing, cycling and listening to music. He completed his education at Weavers Comprehensive School, where he participated in many of the school’s Music and Drama productions. Clive then went on to study English Literature at Swansea University, before completing his teaching certificate at Sussex University, Brighton.
Clive departed “sunny old England” and settled in Australia over three decades ago. He became a born again christian, husband to one, father of two and grandfather to four.
Over the years Clive has travelled to more than 25 different countries and had over 20 different occupations. He has authored 6 books and written several entertaining speeches for important social events.
Clive has achieved many qualifications over his lifetime thus far, including a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Education. A happy work life balance allowed Clive to further his education through a Certificate IV in TESOL and a Diploma in Modern Languages. All of these qualifications simply add to his effective ability to make an impact on the lives of his readers and the people around him.
Clive also has many recreational skills, such as cycling and playing piano. He remains to this day, an effective Mr Bean impersonator, having several of Mr Bean’s mannerisms which he often uses when performing puppet shows for his grandchildren.
Clives latest passion is cycling, where he has participated in several cycling events, raising awareness and more than $1,500 for various charities.
Clive utilises all of his life experiences and passions to bring inspirational, heartfelt literature to his readers.
Books By Clive Thomas
Browse through Clive’s other works inspired by his faith in Jesus Christ and his travel throughout Europe, Australia the Americas and the Caribbean.
As a young English Teacher fresh out of college, Richard Williams is struggling in his chosen profession. Seeking adventure and escape he heads for the Caribbean as a leader on a teenage camp. Set amongst the vivid landscape of the Virgin Islands, Camp Caribbean is a humorous adventure based on the true story of one mans attempt to find meaning in life.
The Tour de France
– an illustrated guide
The Tour de France is an international, world renowned, annual cycle race that attracts millions of spectators and viewers from over 200 countries across the globe. Full of trials, tests and challenges, the Tour is not only one of the toughest endurance events in the world, but one full of unusual rules, quirky traditions, ecitement, colour, and the most amazing scenery.
The Tour de France – an illustrated guide takes its readers on a journey through the dynamic world of the Tour de France.
The Lost Son
The Lost Son is a modern day retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son. Set in rural NSW and the city of Sydney, Australia, the story is a compelling narative that focuses on the temptation we all face to leave what we know behind, in search of excitement and adventure. This story will appeal to young adults and those for whom the search for greener grass is a constant temptation.
Clive has accomplished many achievments in his life, some acknowledged, others not, here are some of the highlights.
Cycle Challenges Completed
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
– THE APOSTLE PAUL
July 23, 2020
Book Signing • Galston, Sydney, NSW
Clive enjoys meeting his loyal fans and takes every opportunity he can to oblige in casual book signings. Please register to arrange a book signing.
August 10, 2020
Book Reading • Grandchildren and Guests
Clive often recieves requests for regular book readings from his grandchildren and happily caters to their requests. Please register to arrange a book reading with Clive.