Thomas Lopinski


Thomas grew up in a quaint small town in Illinois called Georgetown, which had one stoplight, one high school, one square, one lake, one police car and one hundred ways to get into trouble. It was a wonderful place to be a child. In his teens, he picked up a guitar and started playing in local rock bands while holding down a day job.

He studied at the University of Illinois and continued his interest in writing music, even though the signs were there that this was not his true calling.

His love for music led him to move to Southern California with his wife and daughters to work in the music industry. There he’s had a successful career in the Film & TV Music Licensing field with Warner Bros., Universal and the Walt Disney Company.

After the birth of his triplet daughters, Lopinski gave up playing out and focused on literature after joining a writer’s group made up of his peers in the music industry. In 2012, he self-published his first novel, “Document 512,” which won recognition and awards from Reader Views, Foreword Review, National Indie Excellence Awards and Best Indie Books.

His second novel “The Art of Raising Hell” was published through Dark Alley Press in 2015 and won Best Young Adult Novel of 2015 through Best Indie Books and was a semi-finalist for Best Literary Novel of 2015 through Kindle Book Awards. Thomas is also a member of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC).

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Document 512
What if you discovered that your biggest liability ended up being your greatest asset...and it was the only thing keeping you alive? "Document 512" won best novel from Readers View Literary Awards, Honorable Mention from the Indie Excellence Book Awards, and was a finalist with the Foreword Review Book of the Year Awards and the Best Indie Book Awards.

The Art of Raising Hell Video
Watch the Lopinski triplets try to explain "The Art of Raising Hell".


Document 512
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,360. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
A female American teenager is chased through the ancient ruins of South America after everyone realizes that her learning disorder and Indian heritage are the keys to discovering the riches of a lost Amazonian civilization. Warning: There are no zombies, vampires, werewolves, wizards or witches in this book.

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