Oh, the horror: Stephen King’s THE MIST; WORLD WAR Z; and more

In honor of the release of HELLWORLD, here’s a quick look at some of my favorite horror out there. Enjoy! (p.s. Yeah, there are some affiliate links scattered about in here. That’s because you have got to read these books.) The Mist by Stephen King No discussion of Stephen King’s The Mist would be complete […]

Author Visits Santa Barbara High School, Inspiration for First Novel

Author Visits Santa Barbara High School, Inspiration for First Novel Driving out of Santa Barbara on the last leg of his honeymoon, then-unpublished writer Tom Leveen suddenly shouted, “Write this down!” His new wife, Joy, already accustomed to such outbursts of inspiration, pulled a pen and notebook out of her bag. Tom dictated a carefully […]

How To Write Awesome Dialogue!

Available now from Amazon on Kindle or paperback! You’ve taken (or wanted to take) Tom’s energetic, unforgettable class on dialogue; now for the first time, here’s one place where all the collected advice, tips, and tricks is found! Bringing 22 years of experience as an actor and director in live theatre to the table, How […]

Violent Ends

Coming September 1, 2015. Pre-order on Amazon now! In a one-of-a-kind collaboration, seventeen of the most recognizable YA writers — including Tom Leveen, Shaun David Hutchinson, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Beth Revis — come together to share the viewpoints of a group of students affected by a school shooting. It took only twenty-two minutes […]

Z Resurrected

Z Resurrected is a unique anthology featuring characters from previously published zombie novels, including Sick. Trapped for hours away from Brian, Kenzie, and the rest of her friends, Laura Fitzgerald struggles to control her panic while still evading – or defeating – the monstrous infected students outside. But her lone ally in this fight for […]