Thomas James Gallagher


I was raised on a small farm in Buchanan, Michigan. Having a Dad who was a machinist for Clark Equipment Company, I took an early interest in anything mechanical; As a hyperactive child with an extreme curiosity of how things worked, I learned a very diverse set of skills.
Aside from lathes, drill presses and end mills, I learned how to repair out tractor, truck and ears. I quickly learned how to weld, do electrical installations and repairs, electronics and refrigeration.
Hobbies and fun things were swimming, scuba diving, toy models, archery, hiking, camping, boating, and going to the zoo, museums and a planetarium in Chicago -- the big city.
My Irish and German heritage provided fertile lore of wee leprechauns, sprites, elves, fairies, dwarfs, and dragons. The love of science fiction and fantasy through books and movies spurred an interest in other worlds and potential aliens one could encounter. The Roswell UFO crash took place months after I was born, a fact that may have caused more interest in aliens for me.
While I loved the farm life, at sixteen years of age, I was more than ready to leave it for Tucson, Arizona with my parents. I attended high school there and eventually received an Associate of Arts Degree from Central Arizona College.
After a career in electrical and refrigeration fields, I started my writing endeavors with the Dragon's Lore Chronicles which features Dragon's Heart Crystal, Dragon's Heart Twins, and Dragon's Heart Prophecy. And of course, I had to write science fiction series to go with the adventures of my wee elves. The Gossamer Nebula expected nothing less of me. I hope you enjoy my characters and their adventures stories.

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The Gossamer Nebula: After the Colonies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,010. Language: American English. Published: August 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology
Home from their mission against the Hyraxian threat to the Southern Colonies and with the Gossamer Nebula at space doct two for battle damaged repairs and modifications, Captain Kevin Murphy and his crew met with Teraxii Space Command to plan their response to the discovery of five worlds controlled by their Hyraxian enemies.
The Gossamer Nebula Southern Colonies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,700. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology
The intrepid children of the Gossamer Nebula have decided to help the 5 Southern Hyperborean ancestral colonies to defend themselves against the Hyraxian ships sent to destroy them. Unable to deter them, the President of Teraxii ordered their artificially intelligent starship to be upgraded in technology & weaponry to give them a better chance of success, but one more problem arose.
The Gossamer Nebula
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,130. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
An ancient colony ship in stationary orbit near the moon received a message from its home world. The Hyraxian enemy have discovered the location of them colonies and have sent dreadnought warships to destroy the colonial worlds and their spaceships.
Dragon's Heart Prophecy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,990. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Twin Elves Dalton and Kayla seek the solution to the prophecy determining their fate and the fate of the Faerie Kingdom. As hosts to the Dragon's Heart Crystal, the twins discover they must be judged by the gods as virtuous or fail in their duties. In the past, such failures have caused worldwide devastation.
Dragon's Heart Twins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,330. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A horrendous summer within Praxis City marks Dalton and Kayla's ninth birthday. The elven twins and their friends face tribunals from well meaning city officials and attacks by their enemies. Meanwhile, they attempt to decode the mysterious prophecy of the dragons that somehow controls their destiny. Returning to Wizenquest, their magic school is no better for the twins.
Dragon's Heart Crystal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,230. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Eight year old Elven twins, Dalton and Kayla Summers, are thrust into a world of prejudice, dragons and magical creatures. Their fate ruled by a mysterious prophecy, they may perish as they rush to help their plague threatened friends.

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