Tom Kirkbride

Biography

Tom Kirkbride grew up on the beaches of Southern California where the location of Book I, Gamadin: Word of Honor of his GAMADIN saga, begins. Tom was a lifeguard in college at La Jolla, California, and is an avid bodysurfer, skier, world traveler, and artist. All the artwork on the book website is his own, including the front covers of his books. His GAMADIN Book Series (which now includes Books 1 thru 6, 3 short stories, and a theatrical CD) evolved from his love of sci-fi adventure and the desire to write a thrill-packed, character-driven saga for young adults he wanted his kids to read. In 2012 the Renaissance Learning Center added the Gamadin Series to its Accelerated Reader Program for students across the country.

In 2013 Tom released the theatrical CD version of Book I. The 2-hour long adventure explodes with the Audio Comics Company of 16 professional actors and special effects. After hearing the first 30 seconds of the CD, you will understand why people are raving about this release. One librarian commented at a recent book event, "Why didn't they do this for Potter?" It's that good.

Tom continues his fast-paced adventure series with Book VI: Gamadin: The Wild Strain released November, 2017.

Today Tom lives in Northwesst with his wife, their dog Jack, 2 horses, Andy and Bailey, and far too many cats.

Where to find Tom Kirkbride online


Where to buy in print


Series

Gamadin
The Gamadin Book Series, 6 novels to date with more coming, is a young adult sci-fi adventure series involving a couple a surfers who find an ancient flying saucer...that still works! The Series is a character-driven, adventure for all ages, like Potter, and is part of the National Accelerated Reader (AR) Program. Enjoy!

Book II, Gamadin: Mons

Price: $5.99 USD.

Book IV, Gamadin: Gazz

Price: $5.99 USD.

Book V, Gamadin: CORE

Price: $6.99 USD.

Books

Book VI, Gamadin: The Wild Strain
Series: Gamadin, Book 6. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 122,640. Language: American English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In Book 6, the Gamadin crew return to Earth only to find it's now 11 years from the time they left...and oh how things have changed. President for Life, Nootzy Shame and the Church believe the Gamadin are a Wild Strain of beings come to take over the planet. And they haven't even landed yet!
Book V, Gamadin: CORE
Series: Gamadin, Book 5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 211,630. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Gamadin Series revolves around a couple of California surfers, a half-alien socialite, a B-movie actor, and his bodyguard who find an ancient flying saucer that still works. It's a serious work of courage, love, and honor for young adults ages 11 to 111. As of November, 2017 there are 6 volumes, and all are part of the Accelerated Reader program throughout the U.S.
Book IV, Gamadin: Gazz
Series: Gamadin, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 133,220. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In Book 4 of the young adult sci-fi adventure series finds the Gamadin Crew on a 16th-century planet Gazz that is about to be destroyed by a gamma ray burst. When the plan to the save the medieval planet goes astray, Harlowe must commandere a pirate galleon before his crew, his girl, his ship and the planet, are lost.
Book III, Gamadin: Distant Suns
Series: Gamadin, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 186,460. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Gamadin Series (6 books to date) is a young adult, sci-fi adventure series about a couple of California surfers, a half-alien socialite, a movie star and his bodyguard who find an ancient, 17,000 year-old spaceship, and through heartache, love, courage, and honor become a force for good in the galaxy. AR approved.
Book II, Gamadin: Mons
Series: Gamadin, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 160,250. Language: American English. Published: November 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Gamadin Series revolves around a couple of California surfers, a half-alien socialite, a B-movie actor, and his bodyguard who find an ancient flying saucer that still works. It's a serious work of courage, love, and honor for young adults ages 11 to 111. As of November, 2017 there are 6 volumes, and all are part of the Accelerated Reader program throughout the U.S.
Book I, Gamadin: Word of Honor 2nd Ed.
Series: Gamadin, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 128,840. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
The Fate of the Galaxy now rests with a couple of California Surfers! New for 2018. Book I, 2nd Ed. Includes 2 new chapters from the original print version.

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