The Carroll Thomas Home Page

CaroleTomShmurakAuthor PhotoTom 005CaroleTomCaroleTomWelcome to our website!

Here you can learn more about our books or about the authors. The Matty Trescott books are historical fiction, but there are lots of real people and real events in the stories. Many teachers and middle-school age readers have already discovered the magic of the story of Matty and Neely. We hope that you enjoy reading the books as much as we enjoyed writing them.

Who is Carroll Thomas?

Carroll Thomas is the pen name of two writers: Carole Shmurak and Tom Ratliff. Carole is a former professor of secondary education who writes mystery novels and conducts book discussion groups throughout Connecticut. Tom is a social studies teacher and a Civil War buff who writes young adult adventure stories for the Newspapers in Education program and has written for Salariya Books of London as well as the National Geographic Society, Scholastic Books, and Barrons. To learn more about the authors or any of their books, click on the pages listed at the top of this page. Each book page also has links to other websites we found useful or interesting.


 Carole is going to be at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield again this year. If you get a chance stop by and say hello.


Click here to visit us at our Amazon Author Page.