Bachelor of Arts Georgia, 1971. Master of Education, University Georgia, 1975.
Teacher, Lincoln County Schools, Lincolnton, Georgia, 1971-1972;instructor, Columbia (South Carolina.) College, 1974-1978;script writer, South Carolina. Wildlife Department, Columbia, 1978-1984;managing editor, South Carolina. Wildlife Magazine, Columbia, 1984-1987.
Founder Thomas M. Poland Writing Communications Cons. Firm, Pebble Creeks Production.
Member of University Georgia Bulldog (secretary).
Children: Beth, Becky.