Life as a writer, both indie and traditional, is filled with long quiet periods in which we question our commitment to the job.  We have keep our expectations in check and survive on the little things to keep us going.  August, so far, has exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds.  Besides a couple of bestselling short stories, my overall sales have taken a big jump upwards.  I’m also racking up great reviews across all my novels and stories.  I’m thrilled readers are enjoying them and will work hard to make sure every story is the best I can make it.  My readers deserve no less.

Here’s my favorite bit of feedback for my novel Gamers, from Amazon top reviewer Beth Kristen Nehme:

I love young adult dystopia novels. I’ve read several over the last year. To me this book ranks with some of the best including the Hunger Games and The Pretties series. Only the first book in the series has been written so far, so it’s hard to tell if the promise will hold – but I can’t wait for the next book to come out.

Progress on the next book in the series, Frags, is going swimmingly.  I plan on releasing it right around the winter holidays.

But if you can’t wait for that, I have other things brewing for the fall, including a big announcement on Tuesday.  In honor of this impending doom, I offer a slice of Phil Collins.


Thomas K. Carpenter

Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time contemporary fantasy author with over 50 independently published titles. His bestselling, multi-series universe, The Hundred Halls, has over 25 books and counting. His stories focus on fantastic families, magical academies, and epic adventures.

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