THE BACK STORY
Michael’s daughter Steele was born very premature in Sri Lanka in 2006 and diagnosed with Retinopathy of Prematurity, a severe visual impairment that nearly always ends in total loss of sight. Extremely concerned, Michael decided to stimulate Steele’s other senses, and so began writing nursery rhymes and silly songs for her. Over the years his writing progressed until in January his book Seeing Better Now was launched at the Galle Literary Festival.
With Steele’s condition in mind, Michael decided to donate part of the proceeds to Nest, an island wide registered charity that cares for children with mental and other severe disabilities across Sri Lanka. It is a wonderful cause managed by magnificent volunteers.
My first book ‘Seeing Better Now’ won the award for the ’Outstanding Achievement in the Arts’ category at the BRISLA Awards 2018 which was held in the iconic Long Room at Lords Cricket Ground on October 13.
Interview with Shamrock News, Australia
I interview the author of Seeing Better Now Michael Roc Thomas on his family’s heartfelt journey which lead to the book’s... read more
Good to be asked back! Review of my talk to FOSLA in November
Surviving & Thriving in Paradise An evening with Michael Roc Thomas 21st November 2018 in Kensington, London by Chamali Fernando, Events Secretary... read more
Surviving and Thriving in Paradise – Talk on Wednesday November 21
Wednesday 21st November 2018 from 7pm – 9.30pm Surviving & Thriving in Paradise An evening with Michael Roc Thomas £18 Members/£21... read more