T.W. Spencer is the award-winning author of the highly praised A Brief Moment in Time. A retired Mechanical Designer from The National Gallery of Art, in 2017, T.W. chose to pursue a full-time writing career. Although T.W. has written little stories since the third grade, it wasn’t until 1990 that he began to think of writing as a profession and not a hobby. Bitten with the writing bug, T.W. has written every day since. In 1993 he began taking writing classes in fiction and scriptwriting. T.W. has a BSAST in Technical Studies from Thomas Edison State College and is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. His first self-published short story collection of speculative fiction, 2014’s A Brief Moment in Time, asks and answers the question: Where do we go from here? T.W.’s stories intersect at the crossroads of African American, African Diaspora, Afrofuturism, LGBTQ, and religious narratives, focusing on their position in mainstream speculative fiction. His narratives position the gay person of color at the center of fantastic tales. Navigating the hostile nature of the weird, wonderous, and futuristic. He received an “All-Time Best” rating on fanstory.com for his short stories Wilma’s Folly (from Compartmental Lives), An Open Door, and In The Beginning.
Praise for A Brief Moment in Time from Writer, Editor, and Reviewer Amos Lassen:
“I must say I was mesmerized by what I read...Spencer can very well be at a catalyst for the changing face of the short story. I recommend that you get a copy of the book before he becomes too famous...I do not think he will be unknown for very long.”