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Thomas is an award-winning writer, essayist, playwright, reporter, TV news producer, and a three-time American Christian Writers Association Writer of the Year. His work has appeared in numerous publications from Writer’s Digest and Exploring Alaska, to The Horror Zine and Cemetery Dance magazine.

He has written for many publishers including Baker Books, Grinning Skull Press, Zondervan, Barnes & Noble Books, Adams Media, Chronicle Books, Borderlands Press, Barbour Publishing, Pocket Books, and Cemetery Dance Publications. Two of his short stories (Mother and Child Reunion and The Heart is a Determined Hunter) have appeared on Tales to Terrify, and his short story, A Rustle of Owls' Wings, has been adapted for the stage.

Thomas has written jokes for Joan Rivers and his comedy material has been performed on The Tonight Show.

He is also, quite possibly, the only writer in captivity to have been included in collections with Stephen King, and the Rev. Rick Warren in the same week.

And other than author bios, he rarely refers to himself in the third person.

Rarely.

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Haunted North Carolina Coast coming soon

Some houses are only haunted...

                                This one is worse

 

Ben Chalmers is a successful novelist. His wife, Rachel, is a fledgling artist with a promising career, and their daughter Stacy is the joy of their life. His novels have made enough money for him to provide a dream home for his family. 

 

But there is a force at work in their lives. A dark, chilling, ruthless force that has become part of the very fabric of their new home. 
 
A malevolent entity becomes trapped in the wood and stone of the house and it will do whatever it takes, to find a way to complete its bloody transference to our world.

We spend most of our lives in a familiar world full of sunlight, comfortable twilight, and darkness filled with the sounds of nightbirds, crickets, and perfumed with honeysuckle and lilac.

But there are other places. There's a place where a family stands beside the grave of a beloved grandfather...with a shovel.

There's a place where a fictional creature is not as fictional as you have been led to believe. And it has been thinking about the future.

There's a place where the fate of The Lost Colony has finally been discovered, and things don't look good for the rest of humanity.

And there's a dinner party arranged for a group of strangers who are about to realize that their decisions have serious consequences.

 

From the Lost Colony to tales of pirate treasure guarded by the undead, the coast of North Carolina is a hotbed of tales of the supernatural.

Come with me and listen to tales of pirate ships manned by their undead crews. Or maybe you'd rather hear about the young woman who dreamed of a midnight sailing trip...in a white casket.

What is the story behind the hoofprints permanently planted at the edge of the woods in the town of Bath?

What are the lights that appear and disappear in the wods where the town of Dymond City used to be?

And who, or what, roams the corridors of the most decorated battleship of World War II: The USS North Carolina?

Come with me and I'll tell you these and other tales from North Carolina's haunted coast.

"Thomas is one of those outstanding Southern writers – seemingly soft, languid, maybe even lazy, when actually what he is, is cotton wrapped about a razor. Half the time you don't even know he's gotten you until it's too late."

       

                 – USA Today and NY Times Bestselling author, Charles L. Grant

 

 

“A creepy, slow burn of a haunted house tale. Proof that horror and faith belong—as in life—in the same story.”
—Tosca Lee, NY Times bestselling author of Demon: A Memoir












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  • My book, Haunted North Carolina Coast, (part of The History Press' Haunted America series) is scheduled to be released on August 5th. Cover reveal coming soon.

  • The publication date for my short story collection, Other Places, has been moved up (see notice above). Cemetery Dance Publications will release the collection on April 19th and it will be featured in the Cemetery Dance Paperback Bookclub. Click here for news about the previous bookclub offerings. Cover reveal coming soon.

     
  • There is big news on the horizon for my novella, MONSTERS. Keep watching this space for more details.


    Podcast Appearances:
     
  • Citywide Blackout - Hosted by Max Bowen: podcast/radio host, public speaker, reporter, writer, voice over talent and genuine nice guy.  Click Here
     
  • Bloody Good Reads - UK podcast hosted by Mark Goddard: Bloody Good Reads is a flag ship podcast from Bloody Good Screen where host Mark Goddard interviews amazing horror authors and invites them to talk about three horror books they love. Click Here to listen.


















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