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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tom Heflin  

Pen Name: Tom Pat Heflin


Born: 1934 in Monticello, Arkansas

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Illinois Connection

Heflin lives in Rockford, Illinois and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tom Heflin is an artist, author and illustrator.

Published Works

  • Roots and Wings: The Art of Tom Heflin, Heflin Gallery, 1997
  • The First Forest, JGC / United Publishing Corps, 1989 - written by John Gile
  • Quiet places: Paintings and Writings by Tom Heflin, Self Published, 1977

Selected Titles At Your Library

The first forest /
ISBN: 0910941017. OCLC Number:

John Gile Communications,. Rockford, IL :. ©1989.

A modern fable to remind us that greed and selfishness are harmful and that peace and harmony flow from an attitude of grateful appreciation for the gifts we receive and a respect for the need and right of others to share in those gifts.



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