Tom Sawyer

Biography

A lifelong Waterford, Michigan resident, Tom Sawyer started his career as a sports and features writer for a weekly newspaper at 17. From there he rediscovered his first love- horror and wrote his first novel The Lighthouse in I999. After helping to from two writing groups, he wrote a number of short stories for the groups anthologies and other publications. In 20I0 he wrote his second novel Fire Sale, that was followed by The Sisigwad Papers, and The Last Big Hit 20II. In 20I2 he published Fire Sale Tales. In 20I3 Shadows In the Dark hit the stands. It was his tribute to the Hammer movies and vampire genre that influenced his love for horror and writing. He has more in the works ranging from collections of science fiction stories to tales written in the same vein as his writing influences. Tom has been married to his wife Colleen for over 32 years and they have three children, Jonathon, Kathleen and Elizabeth.

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Books

In Rod We Trust Some More
Price: $3.28 USD. Words: 62,520. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2024 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Michigan horror writer Tom Sawyer (White Out, Dark Harbors) presents his fourth collection inspired by Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone television series and every thrilling tale in this collection portrays many captivating characters from many time periods...
In Rod We Trust Again
Price: $3.98 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2023 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. You should all know that by now. This is a dimension which began, on national television, with Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone. Here, Michigan horror writer Tom Sawyer (White Out) presents to you even further provocative and eerie tales as a follow-up to his first two collections in his series In Rod We Trust.
In Rod We Trust, Too
Price: $3.98 USD. Words: 64,760. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2022 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. This is a dimension of imagination. In the case of these stories, it is THE 2nd TIME where author Tom Sawyer’s imagination takes flight in an explosive follow-up to IN ROD WE TRUST, a collection of stories uniquely inspired by Rod Serling's THE TWILIGHT ZONE
In Rod We Trust
Price: $3.98 USD. Words: 56,960. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2020 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. This is a dimension of imagination. In the case of these stories, it is where author Tom Sawyer’s imagination takes flight. Mr. Sawyer, as a popular Michigan horror fiction author of many delights (From Paradise to Hell, Dark Harbors), pays an ultimate tribute to Rod Serling’s own imagination, which influenced viewers around the world.
The Thing from Uranus
Price: $2.19 USD. Words: 78,100. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2019 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
This solid collection marks the debut of Michigan author Tom Sawyer into the realm of Science Fiction with a central alien invasion theme where mysterious dandelion patches, extraterrestrial zoos and otherworldly entities abound, weaving a literary fabric that is altogether enthralling, whimsical, endearing, and from the very start you’re in for a wild and Twilight Zone-inspired ride!
White Out
Price: $1.98 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The weather outside is frightful. As a monster snowstorm crosses the midwest, it brings with it sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice, fog, and something far deadlier....ancient, and with an unquenchable desire for human flesh: The Windego.
From Paradise to Hell
Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 87,290. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From motorcycle zombies to enigmatic vampires, bloodthirsty beasts, vengeful specters, “skinwalkers,” hauntings, killer Walking Dolls to ghost stories straight from the author's past, let author Tom Sawyer take you on an exciting and perilous road trip/exploration of the darker shadows of the otherwise “Pleasant Peninsula” of the Great Lakes: Michigan!
Shadows in the Dark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,630. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A year after the events in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, unrelated but similar diabolical occurrences took place in the Great Lakes area of a young United States. Evil has booked passage aboard the Great American as it sets sail for Chicago....
Dark Harbors
Price: $1.98 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016 by Black Bed Sheet Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Great Lakes have always been filled with beauty, awe and mystery. Now they offer up waves of frightening tales of suspense and terror. From Flying Dutchman-like Mariners to an unspeakable evil transported back to Chicago from its Egyptian Tomb, to a ship’s log revealing it was more than just a storm which killed its crew, to vengeful ghosts and big fish tales....

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