Tom Glover


Tom Glover graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology in 1985 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has spent his professional career in high-tech business management. A passion for space exploration and NASA provided the inspiration for his first novel, "The Last Shuttle." He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Kim, son Brandon and bonus-son Thomas.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My family moved around a lot when I was young. I've lived in many places as a kid, but consider Maple Valley, Washington, which is near Seattle, as the town where I grew up. As an only child I had a lot of quiet time during family moves; reading paperbacks, particularly sci-fi, occupied a lot that time.
When did you first start writing?
After my son was born, I remember holding this little bundle of joy wondering, "What would I do if something happened to him?" That moment twenty years ago was the genesis of my first foray into writing. I started writing a time travel novel, about a father who goes back in time to prevent the death of his young son. I finished the first draft, but put that project on hold to write The Last Shuttle and Sentinel.
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Where to find Tom Glover online


Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After years of coping with the haunting memory of his last mission in space and encounter with the enigmatic alien named ‘Sentinel’, Dr. Frank Carver reluctantly agrees to join another adventure with his former boss Ben Davis. Accompanied by his wife Peggy, Carver learns that this time the stakes are much higher as events on an alien world spiral beyond his control.
The Last Shuttle
Price: Free! Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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A top-secret NASA space telescope designed to detect alien life is in trouble, at risk of entering Earth’s upper atmosphere and vaporizing. Only one man could prevent the accident. An ex-NASA scientist reluctantly joins the crew of re-commissioned space shuttle Discovery on a daring rescue mission to recover the satellite. Orbiting Earth, they are about to experience something out of this world.