Thomas Howard is currently employed by the Onondaga County Public Library in Syracuse, New York. His student days are long behind him, and he has been many things over the years: cave guide in Oregon, computer programmer, interpreter of historic sites in Salem, Massachusetts and Oswego, New York, amateur tree and old growth forest enthusiast, as well as author of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and poetry. His first publication related to Sylvia Plath, the poem "Childs Park, Northampton, Massachusetts: In Memory of Sylvia Plath on Her Birthday October 27, 2011" appeared in Plath Profiles 5 in 2012. On a Plath Pilgrimage in August 2012 he discovered that the tall pine that was the central inspiration for his poem last year, was gone, as lost to our living world as Plath herself. Howard plans on going on more Plath Pilgrimages in the future.