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…

December book sales benefit victims of Gatlinburg fire

We visited Gatlinburg on Saturday. There were “Mountain Strong” signs and people working to dig out from the fires. Driving through it was, without question, heart-wrenching, but I felt mostly pride for the strength of the people of our state. They didn’t sit around…

FLIGHTSUIT T-Shirts available

Order online via UberPrints The design depicts Leo in the FLIGHTSUIT during the Area 51 battle scene. How does the flightsuit compare to what you imagined reading the book? I’ve heard some people say they imagined the flightsuit was more form-fitting, which would also…

Ethan’s Encouragement

“Okay,” Ethan replied. He’d thought about what he would say at this moment as he drove the small familiar roads toward home. He wanted to say something that would be encouraging, like the speeches from movies, where the leader pulls himself apart from the…

Novel: “FLIGHTPACK”

Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O1BDYAW Series web site: http://www.FlightsuitBook.com Leo and Ethan escape with the alien flightsuit that crashed in the Appalachian Mountains. They are pursued by government agents and by the flightsuit’s original pilot, now hiding in the mind of the agent who let them…

5 Stars for Flightpack!

“Flightsuit and Flightpack: 2 of the best books I have read in years. I read hundreds of self-published science fiction books and these are the best of the best. I can’t wait to get the time to get back and read more! They remind…

Leaving home, excerpt from FLIGHTPACK

Ethan’s voice was choked. “I realize now, what my father felt. When I left home. He must have felt as if everything was ending. That everything he knew was finishing. I wasn’t even aware of what he was going through, how it felt for…

1st review for FLIGHTPACK

5 STARS! A FINE SERIES I’ve tremendously enjoyed both of these literate, character-driven novels. I can’t help but be reminded of Heinlein’s juvie, Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, which was a particular favorite when I was very young, some fifty years ago. These are, of…

Shaped by our mistakes, from FLIGHTPACK by Tom Deaderick

“No living creature lives without mistakes, Leo.” As it spoke, the flightsuit played videos in the visor, showing diapered babies sitting down hard as they learned to walk, tiger cubs rolling with each other and a blur of dozens of different moments captured from…

Train wreck near the Lost Cove

Train wreck near the Lost Cove, the setting of my book Flightsuit. The image is used by permission of Archives of Appalachia at ETSU. I think I recognize this part of the track and am anxious to go back and compare the rocks to…