Thurston, Tom

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Tom Thurston

Ronsdale books by Tom Thurston:

  1. Strongman: The Doug Hepburn Story


Tom Thurston was born in Creston, British Columbia and grew up on his parents’ fruit farm a few miles from town. Moving to Vancouver for a time, he studied urban land economics. He has a 4th-degree black belt in Taekwon-do and was part of the team that won gold at the 1978 World Championships in Oklahoma City. For many years he was a close friend of Doug Hepburn and also his business manager.

In addition to completing the biography of Doug Hepburn, Thurston has written a number of screenplays, several of which are presently being considered by major film companies. He makes his home in Cranbrook, British Columbia, where he lives “a contented bachelor’s life.”