Thom Black is a writer, speaker, innovative strategist and human resources pioneer whose innovative work on human giftedness established an investigative method of identifying innate motivated abilities in every individual while tackling life's ultimate questions.

He has authored , co-authored and ghostwritten more than 75 books, including “Discovering Your Child’s Design", “Born To Fly”, “Kicking Your Kid Out of the Nest”, “55 Waverly Street” and co-created the acclaimed best-selling middle school series, “The Amazing Adventures of Harry Moon” with more than 450,000 books in print.  He is a co-founder of Rabbit Publishers, a children’s book publishing house.

The Story Summit Writer’s School is an intensive learning experience with a foundation built on inclusiveness. I was celebrated for everything others misunderstood about me. In just one week, my mentor Thom Black nudged me beyond boundaries I had never knew I had. I emerged understanding my story and its connection to my audience in a completely different way. 

- Dana S. Kennedy, The Adventuresome Life