Thomas Mahar

Freelance Book Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Destin, Florida, United States
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A native of Michigan, born in Detroit in 1936, Thomas Mahar attended public schools in Detroit, Oak Park, and Clawson, Michigan. He graduated from the Detroit Business Institute with a bachelor of commercial science degree in 1962 after which he held various positions in business. He was President of Gala Food Packaging in Battle Creek, Michigan 1993-1998, and served as Executive Vice-President of Monitor Sugar Company, in Bay City, Michigan 1984-1999. Previously, he served as corporate controller for nine years. He began writing after retiring in 1999. That year he won second place in the Historical/American Frontier Novel Category in the Southwest Writers Workshop. For the past five years, he has conducted a 10-week, (January-March) writing seminar for snowbirds in Destin, Florida. For the past two years, he has authored a weekly column appearing in five newspapers, November-March in the Florida panhandle. He also maintains two blogs, Who Was Who In the Michigan Sugar Industry at and History of Michigan's Beet Sugar Industry at He is the author of Sweet Energy, the story of Monitor Sugar Company, published in 2000 and the yet unpublished Sweet Legacy, the History of the Michigan Sugarbeet Industry, completed in 2011.
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Book Writing
Blog Writing