Author Archives: Tom Hopp

About Tom Hopp

Thomas P Hopp is a scientist and author living in Seattle. He writes Peyton McKean mystery stories and the Dinosaur Wars science fiction series.

How Earthquakes Shaped Seattle’s Landscape

Give a thought to where you’ll drop, cover, and hang on if a landscape-shaping rupture of the Seattle Fault strikes again. Continue reading

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ShakeOut! Did Seattle’s Earthquake Drill Make A Deadly Mistake?

First of all, decide right now that if you experience an earthquake at a game in Seattle, you will not immediately leave the stadium, unless the place is coming down around your ears. Continue reading

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Rugby Daze

Ernest Hemingway, you weren’t so badass. Continue reading

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EARTHQUAKE!

The Great Seattle Earthquake has come–to my doorstep, delivered by overnight express. And it’s a fine and handsome book. Continue reading

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Shaken before I stirred

While the other night’s temblor caused some excitement, it pales in comparison to the magnitude 7.8 terror I dreamed up for my story The Great Seattle Earthquake! Continue reading

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The Great Seattle Earthquake is on its way

I expect The Great Seattle Earthquake to be released in early 2019. Let’s hope the Seattle Fault doesn’t release its pent-up power anytime soon. Continue reading

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The Fireboat Leschi

Sometimes being a writer of thriller novels causes you to go places and do things you might otherwise never think of. Like the other day when background research for my novel about an earthquake and tsunami in Seattle led me … Continue reading

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A Ride In My Uncle’s Warplane!

I hadn’t guessed that I would not only see, but fly in the aircraft that’s central to my novel about Uncle Herb’s exploits, heroism, and tragic crash-landing on a jungle island. Continue reading

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Jurassic World vs Dinosaur Wars

Ever get the feeling someone was looking over your shoulder while you were reading a book? Well, these days I’m getting that feeling as I WRITE my books. I have a sneaking suspicion that some of the people writing the … Continue reading

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A feast for mystery writers

Please consider joining us June 30th. Gig Harbor is a place of great natural beauty, worth a trip from places far and near. And the combination of two such prominent speakers on the craft of mystery writing is a rare event. Continue reading

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