Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for Thomas Slatin!

Here, I’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked questions about me, my work, my interests, and my personal life. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please feel free to contact me.

Personal Details

Q: Can you share a bit about your background?
A: I was born and raised in New York City from birth to age eight. At age eight, my parents and I moved to Stamford, New York, where I lived until I left home. I have a passion for writing, photography, website design, public safety (Firefighting/Rescue and Emergency Medical Services). I was employed in the paid fire and rescue service in various departments throughout New York State, including New York City for 22 years and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Specialist. I continue to pursue my passions for writing and photography.

Q: How do you identify in terms of sexuality?
A: I identify as cisgender female and, as strictly lesbian. I use she/her pronouns. The words queer, hermaphrodite, female, intersex, and lesbian are all words that I often use to describe my sexuality and gender. I am not transgender, nor in any way, shape, or form do I identify as transgender. Although I am intersex by birth, I am legally, socially, and genetically female.

Q: What is your relationship status?
A: I have been happily married to Amelia Phoenix Desertsong since May 24, 2021. We have a lesbian/polyamorous relationship.

Q: What is your IQ score?
A: My IQ score is 178, as verified by a licensed psychologist.

About Thomas Slatin

Q: Who are you?
A: I am a former career Firefighter/Paramedic Lieutenant, a multi-published writer, a master photographer, and a true Jill-of-all-trades.

Q: How did you start her career?
A: My career started at age 16, when I joined the local volunteer fire department in Stamford, New York, at age 16. At 18, I began my formal training in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Work and Projects

Q: What type of projects do you currently work on?
A: I am currently retired from the fire service and pursue writing and photography full-time. I also own a former dairy farm in Middletown Springs, Vermont, that I maintain.

Q: Where can I see your work?
A: You can view my work on my website, Other projects include, but are not limited to, Additionally, I have published multiple books through Barnes & Noble Press.

Q: What camera do you use?
A: I shoot almost exclusively with a Leica Q3.

Q: Are you available for collaborations or partnerships?
A: Possibly. I am always looking for more opportunities to collaborate with like-minded people who share my interests. Please email me with the details of any projects or opportunities that you feel I would be a good fit.

Publications and Media

Q: Have been published or featured in any media?
A: Yes, I have had numerous mentions in the media related to my official duties as a Fire Department Lieutenant. As for my personal life, I have been interviewed for podcasts, blogs, newspaper articles, and on-air radio.

Q: How can I access your publications or articles?
A: You can find all of my publications and/or links to third party media appearances on my blog,

Contact and Communication

Q: Do you accept feedback or suggestions on your work?
A: Absolutely, feedback and suggestions can be sent via email, or via my mailing address!

Q: How can I contact you?
A: You can reach out via email:

Alternatively, here is my mailing address:

Thomas Slatin
PO Box 1231
Middletown Springs, VT 05757-1231
United States of America


Q: What are your future plans or upcoming projects?
A: I always have something going on; I have a lot of excess energy, and have no plans of stopping soon or even slowing down. Please subscribe to my blog for updates.

Q: Do you offer any services or sell products?
A: Any services I render are done so as an independent contractor; I am retired and am no longer seeking traditional employment. Please contact me if you are interested in working with me on your project.

Q: Do you have an About page?
A: Sure do! Please go here to read my About page!


We hope this FAQ has been helpful in answering some of your questions about me. If you have any further inquiries or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your interest!