Author Biography

T. W. Starbuck

Thomas W. Starbuck, an eternal optimist, finds joy in everything around him – from quality time with his active family to quiet meditation and contemplation about the world around him. Never living life in the status quo, Thomas had an idea for a story.

This spark of an idea for a screenplay turned into Thomas’ first Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel, Deadly Ground, published in April 2018. To give Deadly Ground the soul it needed, its author Thomas worked with gifted writer, Judy Belshe-Toernblom, on both the screenplay and novel. They were recognized by the 2018 Capital Fund Screenplay Competition Top 100.

Thomas is the father of two daughters and a beloved granddaughter, who one of the Deadly Ground characters was named after. He lives with his wife of 45 years in Des Moines, Iowa, where he graduated from Drake University and worked in financial services for 32 years prior to retirement in 2009.

Writer Biography

Judy Belshe-Toernblom

Multi-talented Judy Belshe-Toernblom has spent her career as an award-winning writer/producer/casting director in Hollywood. Having published five books, Judy received the Dove Foundation Award for her book, Boonville Redemption: The End of the Beginning, as well as its film, Boonville Redemption, starring Pat Boone, Edward Asner and Diane Ladd. Working with T.W. Starbuck on both the screenplay and published novel, Deadly Ground, they were recognized by the 2018 Capital Fund Screenplay Competition Top 100. She also received the Irwin Award for her book, It’s A Freeway Out There! Everyone’s Guide to the Film and Commercial Industry.

Judy has had the privilege of working with award-winning directors over the years, casting for movies, educational films, industrials and infomercials, such as: McGruff the Crime Dog series, How the West Was Lost (Cable Ace Award), Knotts Berry Farm, Oroweat, Disney educational projects, Boys and Girls Town PSAs, Will Rogers Institute PSAs, and 100s more.

More information about her projects are at www.BoonvilleRedemption.com.