Gareth St John Thomas has been immersed in the world of books since he started working in his father’s publishing company at the age of 6, packing books. His publishing career has taken him around the world, and since founding Exisle Publishing 25 years ago, he has seen the company grow to distribute its titles in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Gareth’s love of seeing the world through the eyes of a child influenced the development of Exisle’s children’s picture book imprint, EK Books, while his education as a historian has guided his approach to publishing social history books throughout his career, and now through Exisle’s newest imprint, Emotional Inheritance.
Emotional Inheritance also offers a life storytelling service provided by Exisle Publishing. Through a structured interview with an experienced writer, the story of your life will be transcribed and published as a limited edition book. To find out more visit EmotionalInheritance.org
Writer’s Voice Double Feature Interview with Alyss Thomas and Gareth St John Thomas
“We talk with Alyss Thomas about her guide to journaling: The Journal Writer’s Companion. Then, we check in with Thomas’ brother Gareth St. John Thomas about his terrific guide to learning and writing about a family member’s history. It’s called Finding True Connections” Read and Listen to Podcast Below
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We talk with Alyss Thomas about her guide to journaling: The Journal Writer’s Companion . Then, we check in with Thomas’ brother Gareth St. John Thomas about his terrific guide to learning and writing about a family member’s history.
Julie Dixon Jackson and Richard Castle Review Finding True connections – Find it at 08:05 minutes
“This is the perfect way to give the gift of history to your family. I can’t wait to get started on this project, so I can have something documented to pass down to my children!” Click here to read more
“A must-have for anyone who wants to document their ancestral roots.”
Reviews by Amos Lassen
“The questions are simple yet inclusive and I wonder why no one has thought of this before (or if someone did, I am unaware of it. Here is a book you will use again and again and while it is enlightening it is also great fun” Click here to read in full
“What a great concept! This book is the perfect gift to yourself and aging loved ones, capturing their memories and investing time and interest to the can-do generation.” Click here to view
5CC Port Lincoln with Keith Topolski Interviews Gareth St John Thomas.
“I thought your book was a fantastic read. There are therapeutic benefits of telling your story. It can be almost cathartic for some people”
ABC Melbourne Drive with Ali Moore interviewed author and Exisle founder Gareth St John Thomas.
“quite often it is the noisiest person in a family that gets their story told, but often it is less voluble people that have lead quite but incredibly interesting lives and it is a shame to lose some of those stories”.
ABC Capricornia Mornings interviewed author and Exisle founder Gareth St John Thomas.
“a good organised family history is a real conduit to the past and we think it is an incredibly important thing to do”
ABC Wide Bay interviewed author and Exisle founder Gareth St John Thomas. The episode was widely syndicated with the ABC local radio.
“your own family history can give you a very visceral guide to history. Its very important to understand the world we live in and often the best source of information is often within your own family”