Tom began writing fiction in 1996. Since then, he has published a number of science fiction novels, medical thrillers, and short stories.
His medical thrillers follow the exploits of Dr. Peyton McKean, often billed as “The Greatest Mind Since Sherlock Holmes.” A biotechnology researcher and DNA-evidence sleuth, McKean is one of the most brilliant minds of our times and a born adventurer who can match daring-do with James Bond.
McKean's most recent adventure was chronicled in The Neah Virus. In this medical thriller, a deadly virus arises on the Makah Indian Reservation that kills only non-Makahs; as it spreads, Dr. McKean is called upon to save humanity, and himself as well. Tom has a number of additional novels and short stories in the Peyton McKean series under development.
Tom's science fiction novels grow out of his biology background and his love of animals, living and extinct. Dinosaur Wars: Earthfall and its sequels, Counterattack and Blood On The Moon, follow two young adventurers, Chase Armstrong, a Yellowstone Park wildlife biologist, and Kit Daniels, a Montana cattle rancher's daughter and fossil digger, who face an invasion of prehistoric beasts in the mountain heartland of America.
Tom studied fiction writing at the University of Washington and was awarded certificates in both Literary and Commercial Fiction. His novels and short stories have been finalist entries five times in the Pacific Northwest Writers Competition. The Jihad Virus took third prize in that event in 2003 and a short story, "Earth Rover," took the same prize in 2005.
Tom is an active professional member of the Mystery Writers of America.