Tom Onstott


Raised in a mining camp near Yellowstone Park was an experience that was void of many amenities enjoyed by most youngsters; yet an upbringing TOM ONSTOTT says he would not trade for anything. Even without a movie theater, soda fountain or youth center, he and his boyhood friends entertained themselves in simple ways: sledding, fishing, hunting and of course forming little secret societies.

Tom’s passion for writing was spawned during college, but did not reach full bloom until he took early retirement to write full-time. He has authored nine novels in the past ten years. His first attempt at writing a book was when he labored through his own memoir; an effort he now classifies as an amateurish mess. Without benefit of a rewrite or edit, it was delivered to his three sons at Christmas time, an act he hopes they accept as a token of love.


Surviving Jardine
For the Sake of a Child

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For the Sake of a Child
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,150. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by R. J. Buckley Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Two wounded souls, Marty and Bob, meet in group therapy while learning to deal with grief, each of a different state of mind and emotion, neither having a clue of how their strange friendship would thrust them into a fate beyond their wildest imagination.
Surviving Jardine
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,450. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012 by R. J. Buckley Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Coming of age
A coming of age novel set in the summer of 1948, when love, tragedy, and family conflict would join forces to coerce thirteen-year-old Timmy Armstrong's premature entry into manhood. When survival of a dying town battles a mine workers' union strike in Jardine, Montana, that could destroy life as it was. This story will make you laugh, and make you cry. It is guaranteed to grip you to the end.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,670. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by R. J. Buckley Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Could it happen? In the aftermath of 9/11 fear and confusion created a country-wide cry for protection against another terrorist attack. The government responded by creating the Department of Homeland Security. Then it happened! An unwarranted phone tap sends an FBI team to the right address in the wrong town.

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