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Tom Roberts, Author

Tom’s affiliation with Children's Home Society (CHS) began when he played Santa Claus at a Christmas Party.

In 2002, Tom and his wife, Tammy, turned one of Tom’s stories into a book as a fundraiser for CHS. 'Twas The Night Before Christ was a great success. Eventually, touched by the mission of CHS, they both joined the CHS staff. He published additional books as fundraisers, including Santa's Prayer; The Little Lost Sock; Return to the Farm; The Greatest Gift; On That One Christmas Eve; and Something About Christmas. Tom’s most recent book, published in 2022, is an anthology titled Christmas Reflections.

For close to 30 years, Tom performed and taught theater professionally throughout South Dakota, the Midwest and overseas. In 1999, he was recognized by the Sioux Falls Mayor's Office and Sioux Empire Arts Council when he received the first annual Outstanding Artist Award. Over the years Tom has been a popular writer, storyteller, and narrative voice for programs such as Christmas at the Cathedral, Mt. Rushmore's Anniversary Celebration, Christmas on the Prairie and more. In 2008, 2009 and 2011, he created a series of stories based on interviews with cancer patients and their families during an artist-in-residence project at Sanford Health entitled "The Journey of Healing Through the Arts."

Originally a farm boy from the Ipswich/Aberdeen area of South Dakota, Tom now lives in Sioux Falls.

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