Born in California, Tom spent most of his childhood in Washington state, traveling frequently throughout the American Southwest with his parents and gaining an appreciation of travel and the outdoors. A childhood ambition to work at NASA led him to seek a Mechanical Engineering degree at the Oregon Institute of Technology, where he graduated in 1985. Tom’s professional career path took him instead into the private sector, where he has enjoyed success in high-tech business management.
Tom was inspired to begin writing upon the birth of his son in 1992, sketching out a time-travel story about a father on a desperate mission to resurrect his only child by going into the past to prevent the terrorist act that killed him. Paradox Man is the working title of the novel, but as a single parent working full-time in the corporate world, Tom couldn’t spend much time writing: his leisure time for many years was spent coaching baseball, attending band concerts and going on Boy Scout campouts.
Story ideas kept coming, however, and he vowed to spend more time writing as soon as the pace of his parental responsibilities slowed. True to his goal, Tom published his debut novella, The Last Shuttle, during his son’s first semester in college. Responding to reader demand and bolstered by winning an Honorable Mention award in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest, Tom recently released the sequel, Sentinel.
Tom’s natural curiosity about our world and our universe fuels many of his interests, including outdoor recreation, scuba diving, sailing, golfing, star-gazing, reading science fiction and collecting nautical antiques. He has served as an adult volunteer in Boy Scouts of America while his son Brandon was earning the rank of Eagle Scout, and is a certified trainer with Leave No Trace, an organization dedicated to outdoor ethics and conservation. Other leisure activities include domestic and international travel, and a never-ending list of home improvement projects.
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