Resumé / CV

Dale Thomas (Tom) Sigafoos

Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland F94 TR24

+353-(0)71-094-3897 +353-(0)87-946-0584

Awards and Shortlistings


Short Stories and Creative Nonfiction

Travel / Tourism Articles

  • Luck of the Irish,” AMERICA’S HQRSE, Magazine of the American Quarter Horse Association, January-February 2006
  • Break for the Border,” Ireland’s Horse and Pony Magazine, Vol 2, Issue No. 6, 2006
  • Riders to the Sea,” Ireland’s Horse and Pony Magazine, Vol 2, Issue No. 9, 2006
  • Ireland’s Wild West,” Creative Holidays Travel Magazine, 2007

Radio Essays


  • Chair, Allingham Festival / Allingham Arts Association, 2014-18
  • Chair, Bundoran Writers’ Group
  • Professional Member, Irish Writers’ Centre and Irish Writers’ Union
  • Member, WORD
  • Coordinator, Fighting Words North West

Editor / Writing Coach – for writers whose work has been recognised in national venues:

Book Designer

  • Edited and designed From India to Ithaca, poetry collection by Paula Lahiff, 2017
  • Compiled, edited and designed Trilogy by Anthony O’Malley Daly, a 365-page hardback volume of autobiography and memoir (Mi Amigo Publishing, 2012)

Community Theater Scripts

  • Ballytour – historical walking tour scripts, Ballyshannon 2004-07, with Maura Logue
  • You’re a-Goin’ Far, original panto / comedy 2006, with Maura Logue
  • Belleek-Ballyshannon Ghost Tour, October 2007


  • Getting to Gnow the G.N.O.M.E.S., promotional organic gardening booklet, 2008
  • G.N.O.M.E.S. 2009 – The Gnext Generation, promotional booklet, 2009

Business and Technical Writing

  • Abstracts and executive summaries for Sustainable Energy Ireland, 2007

  • Reaching Out to Industry,” Prism Online and Prism Magazine, The Journal of the American Society for Engineering Education, May-June 2000
  • CAD at the Cutting Edge” (ghostwriter), on use of engineering techniques in craniofacial surgical planning, Computer Graphics World, November 1998
  • The Impact of Software Technology on Engineering Education in North America” (Keynote Speech), in Hypermedia in Vaasa (Finland), May 1993

Background and Experience


  • B.A. in English Literature, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • M.A. in Media Communications, Department of Speech, University of Cincinnati


  • Creative Writing Workshops
    • Co Donegal – Letterkenny, Ballyshannon
    • Co Leitrim – Carrick-on-Shannon, Kinlough, Manorhamilton
  • Crime Writing Workshop – 5 Glens Festival, Manorhamilton
  • Business Writing – University of Cincinnati College of Applied Science
  • Professional Presentations – Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
  • Public Speaking – Cincinnati State Technical & Community College


  • Business career in marketing, communications, and university relations