Ptolemy Tompkins

Ptolemy Tompkinshas been an editor at Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines and is the author of four books. His writing has been featured in Beliefnet.com, Harper’s, TheNew York Times, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in New York.

Books by this Author

Proof of Angels
The Map of Heaven
The Modern Book of the Dead

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I'll have to to go with Heraclitus' line: "Character is fate." Which doesn't mean that I think I have a particularly good character. I just think it's true.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Rude people, smoking. (Just kidding about the smoking)

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Danny in The Shining.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Changes by the book, though there are always a lot. In The Modern Book of the Dead, "utterly" was a problem.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. I'm a fan of all the usual ones.

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