True North Productions

About Tom North

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Tom North

Thomas R. North was born into a military family visited by tragedy when Tom was just six years old. His father was killed in the crash of an experimental jet aircraft, leaving Tom’s mother with seven children and one on the way. His mother, Helen North, moved from Washington state to California and married another military officer, who turned out to be ultra-violent and a child molester.

As the award-winning author of True North – The Shocking Truth about “Yours, Mine and Ours”, Tom writes about his experience as the 11th of the 20 Beardsley children, made famous in the 1968 film “Yours, Mine and Ours.” With Lucille Ball playing the role of the mother and Henry Fonda as the father, the film was a critical and box-office success. However, the loving family portrayed in the film differed dramatically from the actual Beardsley family. Tom shares in True North – The Shocking Truth about “Yours, Mine and Ours” what it was like to grow up in that family, taking the road less traveled through violence and despair, to hope, and eventually to self-discovery and a fulfilling life.

After his mother remarried, Tom North grew up in Carmel, California, and his book captures the grandeur of coastal central California. Having spent his formative years in the forests of the Pacific Northwestern U.S., Tom was guided to seek solace and sanity in nature, and later, in Eastern Meditation.

He became a successful financial advisor, writer, poet, and adventurer. He is married to Connie North and they have two daughters. Tom has written extensively about scuba diving, jade hunting in the wilds of Big Sur, and spiritual topics as well. He is working on his second book, The Economics of Spiritual Transformation.

To book Tom  North on all media and for speaking engagements, please send email to:

Barbara Howard Marketing/PR 


Tom North appears on radio and television programs, and is a keynote speaker at colleges, universities, professional organizations and book signing events. (Check back often for updates.)

Spirit Connections Radio“ with Donna Voll
“The Bookcast” with Bill Thompson
The Simple Life” with Cynthia Fernandes
“The Michelle Jackson Show” with Michelle Jackson
KSCO Presents Georgia” – with Georgia
“Reality/Spirituality” with Rebecca Norrington
“Stop Child Abuse Now” with Bill Murray
“Dr. Carole’s Couch” with three-time Emmy winner, Dr. Carole Lieberman
“Peter Boyles in the Morning” with Peter Boyles
“Guidance for Your Life” with Sheila Gale and Hans King
“Issues Today” with Bob Gourley – Syndicated
“The Jim Engster Show” with Jim Engster – Public Radio
“The Studio” with Cheryl Fusco Johnson – KRUU-FM
“Healing Wisdom” with Pandora Peoples – WOMR-WFMR FM
“Freedom For All” with Jim and Jennifer Ellis
“Kim Power Stilson Radio Show” – SiriusXM
“Success Without Stress” with Bob Roth – SiriusXM
“Aging Younger” with Stephanie Tippie
“The Jenn Royster Show” – WBLQ, WUFC
“The Self Improvement Radio Show” with Dr. Irene Conlan
“Conversations Live” with Cyrus Webb
“Enlightening Radio” with Christine Andrew
“The PopOff Show” with Mary Jane Popp, KAHI Radio Sacramento
“The Jordan Rich Show” with Jordan Rich, CBS WBZ News Radio Boston
“Affirmative Prayer – Activating the Power of YES” with Beverly Molander, Unity Online Radio
“The Authentic Living Show” with Andrea Matthews, VoiceAmerica
“The Aware Show” with Lisa Garr – Hay House Radio
“The Marilu Henner Show” – Syndicated
“Dr. Pat Show” – Alternative Talk KKNW Radio
“My ND Talk” with Dr. Pamela Brewer – WPFW 89.3 FM, Pacific Network

Hearst Television: KSBW NBC/ABC News Story
Hearst Television: KSBW NBC – “Feedback at Five” with Theresa Wright
CBS – KION-46 “Morning News”
AZTV-7 MeTV, Phoenix, Arizona – “Morning Scramble”
“The Empowerment Show” with Melissa Heisler
“The Philippe Matthews TV Show” with Philippe Matthews

Book Launch Presentation and Book Signing - Carmel Art Association; Pilgrim’s Way Bookstore & Secret Garden, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Featured Speaker - The Carmel-by-the-Sea Rotary Club – Carmel, California
Presentation and Book Signing - Book Passage – Corte Madera, California
Presentation and Book Signing - Book Soup – West Hollywood, California
Presentation and Book Signing – Barnes & Noble – San Jose, California
Keynote Speaker - Voices for Children CASA Friends of CASA Luncheon – Monterey, California
Featured Speaker - Special Presentation to Marin Advocates for Children
Featured Speaker - Palo Alto Rotary Club – Palo Alto, California
Special Appearance – National CASA Annual Conference – A Better Life for Every Child

Monterey County Herald - Feature Story
Monterey County Weekly - Cover Story
Carmel Pine Cone - Feature Story
Cedar Street Times - Feature Story and Review
Santa Cruz Sentinel – Feature Story
Health Matters Magazine – Feature Story
David Lynch Foundation – Blog – Feature Article
The Mindful Word – Book Review
Practical Spiritual Life Magazine – Feature Article – Feature Article
Super – Feature Article
Your Health Journal – Feature Article – Feature Article – Feature Article
The Edge Magazine – Feature Article – Feature Article – Feature Article – Feature Article
Chronicle of Social Change – Feature Blog
Social Justice Solutions - Feature Blog
NO MORE - Feature Blog
Nothing But Good News Magazine – Feature Article


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