Speaking Info

Thomas Umstattd is the founder and CEO of Author Media. He has Traveled the nation speaking at writing conventions, sharing his secrets on how to build a powerful online platform. Thousands of writers have attended his popular workshops and breakout sessions.


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About Thomas

Twitter Bio

Speaker, writer, entrepreneur, WordPress guru, political troublemaker, homeschool graduate and Christ follower.

Speaking Introduction/Short Bio

Thomas Umstattd Jr. built his first website at the age of 13 and taught his first web design class at only 16 years of age. He has been helping authors and small businesses use the web ever since. As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches all over the world. He currently serves as the CEO of Castle Media Group LLC, a company that builds websites for world-changers.

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Long Bio

Thomas Umstattd Jr. built his first website at the age of 13 and taught his first web design class at only 16 years old. Thomas went to the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Business Management. He founded Umstattd Media, his first web design and media company in 2007 while still in college.

In 2009 he started AuthorTechTips.com, a website to help authors use the web to promote their books. The site was twice featured in Writers Digest as one of the 101 most helpful websites for authors. AuthorTechTips.com is now AuthorMedia.com, a resource for authors timid about technology.

As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches audiences all over the world. His friendly speaking style blends multimedia and audience participation. He offers audiences a unique perspective that help them use the web in a whole new way.

Thomas currently serves as the CEO of Castle Media Group LLC. He sits on the board of directors for several nonprofits, including Texas Alliance for Life and Story Help Groups. He is active in his church and helped co-found the Austin Rhetoric Club  in 2004.

What People Are Saying About Thomas

Thomas takes complicated web issues and distills them down to knowable pieces.
Author & Blogger
Rockwall, TX
Thomas can teach anyone, from the 'technologically challenged' to the tech-savvy, in a way that's both fun and understandable. If you're looking for a speaker who can energize, instruct, and entertain, you couldn't do better than Thomas Umstattd.
Kathy Ide
Editor & Speaker

Brea, California
Thomas’ presentations were succinct, witty and loaded with valuable information.
John Parsons
Aberdeen, Scotland
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Thomas at WordCamp Austin

Upcoming Events

How to Build Your Author Brand - Felton, CA, US, 03/23/2018
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Past Events

How to Build a Brand - Austin, TX, US, 11/20/2017
Chas Winkel Live Radio Interview - Austin, TX, US, 07/15/2015
Pencon 2015 - Austin, TX, US, 05/01/2015
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9 thoughts on “Speaking Info

  1. Thomas

    I have a blog where I critique “kissing dating goodbye.” It might help you with the book you are writing about courtship.

    Good too see you writing a book and trying to address the issues. Sad that in the past so many have extolled courtship and KDG but denying the problems it creates.

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  3. I would like to see a single’s conference put on in the midwest with speakers such as yourself. Do you have any plans to do such a thing or willing to help put one one?

  4. Hello,

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  5. Hi Thomas,

    I was looking through your suggested links on your site and noticed a few broken ones. Let me know if you would like me to send you a list of them.


  6. Hi Thomas,

    My name is Renee Yan, and I am a life reporter for the University of Texas in Arlington.

    We’re doing a story/article about the evolution of dating, and I was hoping I could ask you a few questions, over the phone or via email.

    I’m really invested in this story, so I really hope you reply back to me. My email is runhua.yan@mavs.uta.edu and I look forward to hear from you!

    Thank you.

    Thank you!