Tom Deaderick’s Appalachian Tales Update

13,000 words into my fourth science-fiction book. It’s set once again in the Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee and there are appearances by characters from the previous three books. Here’s the series outline, so far… Book 1: FLIGHTSUIT, timeline: present day, characters: Leo, Ethan…

First school book reading for DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE

Wow! Our first classroom book reading was a wonderful experience! I could not begin to thank the four teachers enough for it. They’ve spent the year working with the children in the 3rd and 5th grade classes of Gibbs Elementary School in Corryton, Tennessee and…

DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE, Christmas Discount!

Buy it online or catch me in-person between November 29th and December 24th.

Educator’s kit for DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE

Hi Teachers! I’ve packaged a kit to help you share DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE with your class. It includes images of each page of the book in a projection-ready format as well as fact sheets and treasure hunt sheets for the class to track…

Quote: Parenting

“Parenting is filled with moments that are natural and expected that feel unnatural and unnerving.” – Tom Deaderick, 7/23/2016, from a Sunday School lesson created from DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE.

Quote: Stopping Short

“A thousand steps behind don’t mean anything if you stop short of the next one.” – Tom Deaderick, 7/16/2016, from a Sunday School lesson created from DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE.

Quote: On living vicariously

“I live an actual life while at work – ironically most of the time I actually spend living my life someone has to pay me to do it.” – Tom Deaderick, 7/16/2016, from a Sunday School lesson created from DEEP DARK: A BEDTIME TALE

Quote regarding my new book

“Fear is the fence we stand at, with the world on the other side.” – Tom Deaderick, 4/2/2016

Working on illustrated story book

This is the opening page of a new illustrated story book I’m working on.  It’s a bedtime story to help kids deal with their fears of night and the dark.  The characters discover that fear is a fence, and that behind the fence there…