Welcome to The ToiBox of Words site and blog. This is essentially an author blog. Toi Thomas will be writing and sharing about such topics as: her books, other authors and their books, movies, geek culture, the publishing industry, and so much more. Toi would like to keep things lighthearted so please: no profanity, explicitly erotic language, or hate speech here. Toi looks forward to and welcomes your questions and comments. To learn more about this author and blogger, visit the TOI THOMAS page. The special hashtag for this site is #thetoiboxofwords – Use it, share it, follow it. Thanks 🙂

If you have any questions, please visit the CONTACT page.

You may see other posts by Toi Thomas
over at
A Small Gang of Authors.

And don’t forget to check the blog side panel to see a snapshot of what’s happening over at Who Is So You, Toi’s Tumblr where she sometimes syndicates interviews, reviews, and shows pictures of her dog, Margie.

Blog Schedule(New): All regularly scheduled posts go up around 6:00 am ET. In case of holidays and or special event posts, regularly scheduled posts will go up around 8:00 am ET (rarely posting around 12:00 pm ET)… And, I reserve the right to post random thoughts when applicable.

Currently attempting to blog: 
Monday- author interviews and book promos, associated reblogs- when applicable

Insecure Writer’s Support Group Blog Hop (1st Wed.)
Associated reblogs- when applicable

WIP Update and or Reading Challenge video (2nd Friday)- when applicable
Movie Review (3rd Friday)- when applicable
Cephalopod Coffeehouse: Book Review (last Friday)

FYI (message from Toi)– I love comments but admit I’m sometimes slow at my replies. Give me time and I will reply and try to visit your blog as well. 🙂

Reviews Toi’s reviews are written for entertainment and are based on books she’s read for pleasure. Each review will contain some level of a story description, rating, and explanation of the rating, with recommendations sometimes thrown in. She rates simply on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best.

1-Didn’t like it.
2-Didn’t finish it. (benefit of the doubt)
3- It was okay.
4- Liked it.
5-Loved it.
Updated 02/2017

~Sorry, Toi does not accept open/direct book review requests. If you want to let her know your book is available, please go ahead and share it by sending her a message. She likes to know about new releases and is always looking to pile onto her TBR list. If your book is scheduled to appear on a virtual book tour, you are welcomed to share the sign-up information with her, though she cannot guarantee she will participate. Toi will not be making any arrangements or agreeing to review any books based upon a request.~

Want to be interviewed on this blog? Try these links.
Author Interview (Fiction, promo the book and get to know the author)
Book Interview (Fiction, all about the book)

Author Interview (Nonfiction, promo the book and get to know the author)
Book Interview (Nonfiction, all about the book)

By default, all interviews are a basic Q&A. If you would like a more interactive interview with responses from Toi, please indicate as such when filling out the forms above.

Want a spotlight on A Small Gang of Authors? Click here.

Please review Toi’s promotional policy here.

Toi’s Causes
Here are a few causes Toi likes to support and give to on a regular basis. Please feel free to visit these sites to learn more about them. Toi has hosted book clubs, book signings, tea parties, and more to raise funds for these organizations and would do so again.

American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter
Operation Underground Railroad

Click here to see why Toi cares about some of these causes.

Contests and Giveaways

If and when Toi posts contests or giveaways, please pay attention to the rules and look for terms and conditions. Please note that someone does actually check and verify all entries to these contests. Invalid entries will be removed.

Content Copyright and Disclaimer
The posts and content of this site and blog belong to the people who have written them. These written words and ideas are original thoughts and opinions not open for other’s personal gain. No part of these posts may be copied or distributed as another’s idea, concept, or opinion. This content may not be used in any form of publication without the consent of the person who has written it. Thank you for respecting the creativity and hard work of the talented people who have contributed to this site. The published and unpublished works (WIPs) of Toi Thomas are all protected under the U.S. Copyright agreement.

Image Disclaimer
This site and blog claims no credit for any images posted to this site, not created by Toi Thomas, unless otherwise noted. Images on this site are copyrighted to their respective owners. Web sources for most images have been listed. If an image belonging to you has been posted on this site and you would like it removed, please contact Toi with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed.

Review Disclaimer
All books reviewed on this site, by Toi, have been purchased/downloaded by her or given to her as gifts unless otherwise stated. All reviews are based solely on her opinion. No compensation has been given in exchange for positive or negative reviews. Any reviews posted here by others are done so with the assumption that the reviewer has provided an honest review and has not received compensation for his or her review unless otherwise stated.

Interview Disclaimer
Toi interviews authors and other entertainers (who are artists) because she enjoys it and likes to share these experiences with others who may be interested. By sharing these interviews, Toi is in no way endorsing the views and opinions of these artists. While Toi will continue to openly voice her own personal opinion, she is not, unless otherwise noted, taking any stance or advocating any public, political, or social policy.  Toi is sharing these interviews for those who wish to see them voluntarily. (The same concept applies to guest posts.)

The ToiBox of Words (and all associated social media outlets) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. There is no additional or hidden cost to you, the consumer. This site is also a participant in the Book Depository affiliate program. Not all links are affiliate links, but some are. Thank you for your support and understanding.