Thomas Strock, currently sixteen years old, was twelve when he wrote and published his first book Tomato Turtle: A Trip to the Park. He is an honor student at Southern Lehigh High School in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. Not only is Thomas an author but he is also an accomplished musician. He has played with well known musicians such as Craig Thatcher, Mike Dugan, Pat Flaherty and Craig Kastelnik while involved in the “Upper Bucks Alliance for Creative Expression” an organization that promotes youth expression through the arts. He is also actively involved in marketing and business opportunities. As a freshman at Southern Lehigh, he came in 5th in the country at the Future Business Leaders of America marketing competition with more thousands of other high schoolers competing. He also acts as a marketing consultant for local businesses in the Lehigh Valley area. In his spare time, Thomas has raised thousands of dollars for Autism research, including organizing a benefit concert in his community and donating some profits from book sales at certain venues.