The Poetic Nonfiction and Photography (Plus Web Design) of Tom Slatin

Thomas Slatin Fairbanks Museum February 2023

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As I’m wont to do every day, I ran one of my typical morning threads on Twitter. Typically, they are of the #writerslift variety. My hope with these sorts of threads is to promote a wide range of authors, bloggers, creatives, and other content creators. I’ve met so many amazing and incredible talents in the past decade on my favorite social network. But, no one has inspired me the way that writer, photographer, and web designer extraordinaire Tom Slatin has.

There was no way I could’ve known from following that link in response to my writer’s lift that day who I would end up meeting. I’ve never met a more natural writer, someone who was simply born for the craft. To top it off, she’s as brilliant a photographer. Never mind the fact that Tom is also a web designer extraordinaire and has pretty much done it all in the online content creation world!

To think, this wonderful woman just happened to stumble upon little Amelia’s writer’s lift one day. Honestly, when I read “A Little Ghost for the Offering” I was blown away. I mean, there are so many talented writers on the internet. But, something struck me as different about Tom. I read it multiple times, trying to figure out just how and why I was so taken by it.

The same sort of feeling came over me through Tom’s photography. There is a certain depth and timelessness to each photo posted on I mean, it’s not surprising that her photos are so breathtaking, considering she’s literally a self-taught master photographer. But, a writer who can tell a story equally well with a photograph is a fairly rare combo.

Of course, to complete the trifecta of amazing, Tom Slatin is also quite a web designer as I mentioned before. Her site is one of the most solid I’ve ever seen. She knows the SEO game better than anyone I know and how to build a spectacular content portfolio! I aspire to become even half the website builder she is!

I’m seriously not overstating my admiration of this woman. It’s in fact my completely honest and professional opinion, in my decade plus in the content marketing field, that Tom Slatin is most certainly life goals. I’m more than happy to give my full and undivided attention to anything that Ms. Slatin has to teach me.

I’m so grateful that Tom has been so kind and helpful to me in my most recent blogging journey. While I’ve been around the internet since 1997, blogging on and off since 2003, and on social media since 2004, my most recent profiles and sites are very new. There are various reasons for that, but I’m so blessed to have met a woman like Tom who’s given me a lot of help in helping me to recognize my true talents and how they can best be put to use.

If I’ve learned anything from Tom Slatin, it’s that if you have a talent for creation, use it, refine it, and bring it out to the world however you can. You never know who will read your work, see your artwork, behold your crafts, hear your music, or otherwise consume your content. Just by being out there being your best creative self, you can change and even save lives.

Let’s all thank Tom Slatin by visiting and perusing her website If you ever have writing, photography, or web design needs, she comes highly recommended by the Phoenix Desertsong!

~ Amelia <3

P.S. Thomas also has a book of her photography available through Barnes and Noble, as well as an autobiographical book entitled “Only the Moon Understands the Beauty of Love.”

DISCLAIMER: The Phoenix Desertsong may have been compensated for the creation of this content. However, all opinions are the absolute true honest statements from the author and were not influenced by any sort of monetary or influential reward.

Amelia Desertsong is a former content marketing specialist turned essayist and creative nonfiction author. She writes articles on many niche hobbies and obscure curiosities, pretty much whatever tickles her fancy.

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