I never intended to become a Hollywood actor. Maybe I thought about it in my youth but growing up in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1960s, made Hollywood seem like a distant world. As children, my sister Donna and I performed on a variety show at Immaculata High School. We did some dance. Variety shows were… Read more »

“The Organizer”

Position Description “Coordinating with clients, managing schedules, planning projects, and keeping everyone informed and prepared.”Is this you? Send us your resume! Overview: Effectively initiate, facilitate, and complete internal and external management related to Best Gurl and Client projects and activities. Manage projects, document preparation, schedules, travel, and client interactions on behalf of Best Gurl to… Read more »

Just Like Television

“I’ll go first,” Buck instructed. “Then Chris, come in. Tyrone, you hang around outside near the door. Don’t cause no suspicion now. Got it?” Buck, from the drivers’ seat, stared at Tyrone in the rear view mirror. Chris, from the passenger seat, waited for Tyrone’s answer. Tyrone nodded but without conviction. Quiet and darkness set… Read more »

The Book Festival

She saw him before he saw her. The flash of adrenalin shooting   through her body upset her equilibrium. Excitement pumped in her chest. Uncertainty crept through her mind. Should she? Yes? No? Duck and hide? The old woman, talking in her ear, droned on incessantly. “So Simone… Blah! Blah! Blah!” The old lady continued. Simone… Read more »

What’s in a (nick) name?

On January 21, 1952, at 7:30 pm at Holy Family Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, I entered this world. My parents christened me Thomas Gossom Jr. after my dad. While that is my given name, over the years I’ve also been given other names. Some of these were out of fun; others are a play on… Read more »

Traveling with Thom!

We’re getting ready to go on a vacation this summer. I’m ready, Thom’s ready… we both need the time away and off from the day-to-day of work and life. Thankfully, we have a fantastic Travel Agent, Tammy McDaniel, who plans and executes amazing adventures for us. Whether we need a trip to see, go, and… Read more »