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.

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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Jupiter’s cool blue polar pools

This is what NASA and the space program are all about: bringing the beauty of the universe home for us to experience. Continue reading

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Moving and Shaking

The more I research my story, “Earthquake—Seattle!” the more I realize we could have a pretty nasty shakeup around here. Continue reading

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Book 5 of the Dinosaur Wars series is here!

When a Hollywood director and his crew come to Montana to film Kit getting up close and personal with the dinosaurs that live on her father’s cattle ranch, anything can happen—AND DOES! Continue reading

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Meet Mrs. T

In Dinosaur Country, things have a tendency to go wrong in a big way. Continue reading

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Rain City Mystery Writers Seminar

As President of the NW Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, it is my solemn duty to inform you: there’s just one month left until the RAIN CITY MYSTERY WRITERS SEMINAR in Bothell WA, June 24, 2017 Continue reading

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Earthquake Warning

I’d like to tell you all about my Seattle Earthquake story, but I haven’t written the final details yet. So, who falls from a crumbling building, or who gets swallowed up by a giant crack in the ground, hasn’t quite been figured out yet. Continue reading

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My Astronaut Application

I found the NASA receipt for my astronaut application while digging through a drawer of dusty old documents the other day. Continue reading

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