Thomas Umstattd is the founder and CEO of Author Media. He has traveled the nation speaking at writing conventions, sharing his secrets on how to build a powerful online platform. Thousands of writers have attended his popular workshops and breakout sessions.
Thomas is extremely good at making it simple enough for non-techie writers to understand online marketing and he gets my highest recommendation.”
-Randy Ingermanson, Author of Writing Fiction for Dummies and Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine
“Thomas is a dream faculty member: popular with the attendees, kind, knowledgeable, and always respectful. His presentations are well received, offering useful and practical information to both beginners and professionals.”
~Robin Miller, Conference Director, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)
Speaker, writer, entrepreneur, WordPress guru, political troublemaker, homeschool graduate and Christ follower.
Speaking Introduction/Short Bio
Thomas Umstattd Jr. built his first website at the age of 13 and taught his first web design class at only 16 years of age. He has been helping authors and small businesses use the web ever since. As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches all over the world. He currently serves as the CEO of Castle Media Group LLC, a company that builds websites for world-changers.
Thomas Umstattd Jr. built his first website at the age of 13 and taught his first web design class at only 16 years old. Thomas went to the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Business Management. He founded Umstattd Media, his first web design and media company in 2007 while still in college.
In 2009 he started AuthorTechTips.com, a website to help authors use the web to promote their books. The site was twice featured in Writers Digest as one of the 101 most helpful websites for authors. AuthorTechTips.com is now AuthorMedia.com, a resource for authors timid about technology.
As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches audiences all over the world. His friendly speaking style blends multimedia and audience participation. He offers audiences a unique perspective that help them use the web in a whole new way.
Thomas currently serves as the CEO of Castle Media Group LLC, a company that builds websites for world-changers. He sits on the board of directors for several nonprofits, including Texas Alliance for Life, Story Help Groups and Hope Connections Pregnancy Resource Center. He is active in his church and in the Austin Rhetoric Club which he helped found in 2004.
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