Client Spotlight – Thomas Crice
We would like to congratulate our client Tom Crice on his brand-new book release for ‘Birds of a Feather’.
Birds of a Feather is a tender, whimsical story of loss and recovery for young children. A young boy’s happy world is interrupted when his grandfather passes away. Suddenly life is filled with big questions and difficult emotions. Will things ever be normal again? Then a chance encounter with two birds on a subway train leads to unexpected joy and connection.
In Birds of a Feather, Tom Crice recalls the boyhood days that he spent with his grandfather. In addition to publishing multiple articles on legal topics, Tom has received honorable mention in both the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest and the Christopher Columbus Screenplay Discovery Awards Competition. His short story, Epiphany, appeared in the Purple Thistle Collection.
Tom has been a virtual client with us for over five years. He is an attorney and an actuary, bringing a unique skill set to the tax challenges faced by individuals and businesses at home and abroad. He resides in Cambridge, MA, where he works, writes, and takes the occasional math class. The team wants to wish him all the success with the book.
If you are interested the book can be purchased on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Birds-Feather-Tom-Crice/dp/0999685309#customerReviews kindly see some of the wonderful reviews about the book –
· Parents seeking ways to discuss a loved one’s death should find this touching tale, with its analogy of lost birds, useful in grappling with a difficult topic. Crice captures the complexity of a child’s feelings with expert precision, taking a tough experience and exploring it with honesty. The soft-colored pencil and acrylic images by debut illustrator Rakatansky…match the story’s gentle tone perfectly. —Kirkus Reviews
· A touching portrayal of a child’s loss of a beloved grandfather. It is never heavy-handed and always believable. This is an ideal book to share and discuss with a child who is going through a similar experience. —Librarian, Lincoln (MA) Public Library
· This is a sweet book which presents much warmth, love and care. It reads like a normal story, allowing the young listener/reader to get to know the boy and fall into his world and situation. As a read aloud, the chapters offer a wonderful opportunity to take a pause for discussion. It’s a lovely read. —Bookworm For Kids
· This uplifting book about loss and healing captures the essence of a young child trying to cope with the death of a beloved grandfather. Young or old, dealing with a new or old loss, the reader will resonate with the child’s feelings. Every parent and therapist should have a copy of this beautiful book. —Daniel Prezant, New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
· Very tender and sweet…this book can resonate with children going through similar circumstances. —Maria Paz Alegre, Librarian, Dalton School in NYC