Hi there! Welcome to my homepage. I`m Tom Thowsen, a Norwegian author and painter. I love to depict the world. I use any available tool that I can use. Nowadays, I mostly paint on canvas, but I also write stories on my computer—both fiction and nonfiction.
Besides being an artist, I am married and a father of two adult children. We`re living a peaceful and relatively ordinary life in suburban Fredrikstad, southeast of Norway, close to forests, rivers, and lakes. Many beautiful sceneries to paint. But we`re also surrounded by a culture-historical landscape—a huge inspiration source for me. There are Viking ships, runestones, petroglyphs, fortresses and much more to write about, spanning from the Ice Age to the present.
All this gets materialized in paintings, books, and blog articles.
So far, I have seven fiction books on the international book market, such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Amazon etc. All are available in English and Norwegian editions.
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On an island in the Norwegian archipelago, the 20-year-old fisherman Willy Lauer preparing his yarn when a boat arrives the pier. It turns out to be Moldavian refugees, and among them is 17-year-old Raja Romanova – the most beautiful woman Willy has ever seen. He falls in love, but it turns out that Raja is already married. Though fate is on his side and soon Raja becomes his best friend. Its a war and the British have seized most of the Danish-Norwegian Fleet and started a blockade of Norway. Danish Crown Prince Frederik urges people to become privateers to fight back against the British, and Willy and Raja want to get their very own privateer ship. They dream of becoming rich, but it is not easy to get rich when you have nothing.
The Sea Lion is the first book in the Willy Lauer Series, where each contains around 30,000 words.