Goldilocks series of reviews

Here are the last three reviews from Amazon. One says the story is too complex with too many characters. Another says its a “good simple book” without a lot of different scenarios and one says it’s just right. …and they all lived happily ever…

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…

Novel: FLIGHTSUIT

Available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H1TC8C6 Six years ago an alien flightsuit exploded in the atmosphere dropping fragments into a long-abandoned iron-mining camp in Bumpas Cove, Tennessee. Appalachian Trail hikers found one small artifact with inexplicable properties. The rest scattered around the deserted camp, until 14 year-old…

January sales

697 copies of FLIGHTSUIT sold in January! Wow. I am really pleased with the book’s sales in January. This was the first full month of sales since the book was published on December 2, 2013. Watching new readers come on board every day is…

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…

“The Ghost Town of the Nolichucky”

FLIGHTSUIT by Tom Deaderick, is set in a combination of the Lost Cove and Bumpas Cove, Tennessee. Excerpt from Blue Ridge Country magazine, May/June 1997, “The Ghost Town of the Nolichucky” by Frank Elliott… “There were rattlesnakes, and there were wildcats – bobcats – ’cause…