Posts Tagged ‘Portraits’

Groups, recent paintings featuring more than one person.

February 3, 2018


3 Sisters

Troupe of Dancers


Self Portrait (art)

December 12, 2015

Free Online Books for a Review

December 3, 2015

Dear Musea Readers,

There is a monthly giveaway on the Reader’s Favorites website that gives a free copy of my book, to anyone who will write a review. But there are also a lot of other books, in all genres, free to anyone. Book lovers, check the list, and download some free books.


The Website says:
Welcome to the Readers’ Favorite Monthly Book Giveaway! This is a completely free giveaway available to readers, authors, and anyone who loves to read! Each month our authors can provide a Kindle copy of their book to be given away. The books are listed on this page with new ones added every day. You can select as many as you are interested in, giving you the chance to win dozens or even hundreds of Kindle books each month!

My books include

Cendrillon, The True Story of Cinderella
Portraits, A Novel about Art, Artists, and The Art Revolution Library Planet, Sci-Fi Story about a Planet full of Books
Ten Short and Short-Short Plays, Book of My Plays.

and soon to follow, a young readers mystery novel called
Downtown with the Book of Renown


Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 23 year old zine Musea)

ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM)
MUSIC, 9 full CD’s of free Postism Music)
/ or
BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)
BOOK PAGE (all 4 of my books + author info. )

Reviews for my 3 Novels

October 8, 2015

The last issue of zine Musea had a page of some recent reviews I’ve gotten for these novels, Cendrillo0n, the True Story of Cinderella, Portraits, a novel about Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution, and Library Plane, a section of the larger novel in progress, Writings in Science. See what you think.
Also for a short time, I can send anyone a free streaming copy from Amazon, (kindle readers) for a paragraph review posted on my Amazon writer page.


Tom Hendricks uses a unique historical perspective to bring new life to the tale of Cinderella…. Hidden within the story are lessons about love, loss and acceptable behavior, not to mention the definition of true beauty … Cendrillon: The True Story of Cinderella is a delightful version of a favorite fairy tale. – Melinda Hills

This version, which includes a carefully restored photograph of the heroine of the tale, makes the story an adventure and a delight all over again… And Cendrillon? She’s everything a fairy tale lover could ask for… most highly recommended – Jack Magnus

Yes, at the heart of Portraits is a love story, a love triangle, but its soul delves deeper into a layered plot that draws out a more widespread implication: that art is the axis of all things beautiful, significant, and real. – Jamie Michele

The author’s story captures the essence of the lifestyle and struggles of artists, especially those who’ve not been discovered… I … enjoyed the way he builds up each artist’s character, artistic influences and personal style. The correspondence between Jack and his mysterious friend is compelling reading, and I began to look forward to each new missive … I had a marvelous time reading this novel and am looking forward to rereading it soon…. – Jack Magnus

I was drawn into it rather quickly and I really liked the characters …I enjoyed Portraits … and would definitely recommend it to a friend. This was a very well-written short novella with a good story-line. – Samantha Dewitt

Tom Hendricks’ Library Planet is an explosion of imagination and wonderful cultures from all the diverse planets… This is a story for those who want to get lost in a planet sized library without spending too much time away from real life. – Maria Stoica

Library Planet by Tom Hendricks is a gripping mystery with a mixture of sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and even a bit of romance. I was amazed at how Tom Hendricks managed to bring out a story so deep on so few pages. – Faridah Nassozi

Library Planet is exactly what it says it is; an outstanding look into the very core of human evolution and its repository of knowledge. I started the first page dubiously, thinking that I would run through the book in an hour or two, and finished the last page a week later with a satisfied sigh! This is a book of originality, vision, imagination
and content. – Deepak Menon

Library Planet is hauntingly beautiful, and the author’s use of language and imagery throughout the work is inspired. This story is part fantasy, part fable, and totally awesome; and it’s most highly recommended. Wow! This is breathtakingly good. Bravo! – Jack Magnus

My Amazon page is

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This shows the 3 covers plus my book of plays in the lower right.

Third Review of Novel Portraits (art, artists, and the art revolution) 4 of 5 stars

July 10, 2015
This is the 3rd recent review of my novel Portraits.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) 4 Stars

I wanted to keep reading and would have liked more. I enjoyed Portraits by Tom Hendricks and would definitely recommend it to a friend.
Title:  Portraits  (now available for streaming at all major book sites)
Subtitle:  A Novel About Art, Artists, and the Art Revolution
Author:  Tom Hendricks
Genre:  Fiction – General
Appearance – 3
Plot – 4
Development – 4
Formatting – 4
Marketability – 4

Overall Opinion – 4

Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers’ Favorite
Jack is hoping to make his way in the world as an artist, but when he first  begins he’s not sure whether or not it’s going to succeed. One short  experience with a real exhibition, however, nets him a secret admirer who  can’t seem to stop writing, even if she’s too shy to actually meet him in  person. But things are finally starting to turn around for Jack and he’s  sure that things will work out. Between his secret admirer, Missy, Francesca and the Co-op, he just knows he’s finally broken into the world of art as a true artist. Portraits by Tom Hendricks is about artists and how luck changes all.
This book was very interesting. I was drawn into it rather quickly and I really liked the characters. They definitely have flaws and they aren’t perfect in themselves or their craft, but they seem to work well together. You get to know the main characters the best and you’re left, even at the end, wondering a little about a couple of the others (but that’s kind of the point). Missy is one of those characters you’re left wondering about, but perhaps this is one of the parts that makes the book so interesting. I wanted to keep reading and would have liked more. I enjoyed Portraits by Tom Hendricks and would definitely recommend it to a friend. This was a very well-written short novella with a good storyline.

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