Tom Gumbert


What is your favorite line from your piece featured in The Ginger Collect?

“We thought that if we were nice, you’d be inclined to have a nice conversation, maybe explain why people across the planet are dropping dead like month old houseflies.”


Who is your most beloved author?

Katrina Kittle. I love all of her adult fiction, but my favorite is The Kindness of Strangers.


Do you have a favorite quote from this author?

From The Kindness of Strangers: “They didn’t speak a word, but it was still their best conversation in a long time.”


What inspired your piece?

Current world events and the ever-present fear of nuclear war. I think Dan Brown’s book Inferno also made me consider unconventional approaches to serious world problems.


You can read Tom Gumbert’s piece in Issue Three of The Ginger Collect: Blessed Are The Smyrnoi.

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