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 […]

Horror: One for the Road, by Stephen King

“It was quarter past ten and Herb Tooklander was thinking of closing for the night when the man in the fancy overcoat and the white, staring face burst into Tookey’s Bar, which lies in the northern part of Falmouth.” ~ Stephen King, “One For The Road,” from the collection Night Shift. One of my all-time […]

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Barbara High School, Inspiration for First Novel Driving out of Santa Barbara on the last leg of his honeymoon, then-unpublished writer Tom Leveen suddenly shouted, “Write this down!”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 […]

Lucky 13

Howdy, friends and neighbors. Here is a quick sample of my National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) novel, Lucky 13. Some of you might recognize a name and a bit of history. Now let’s see if it’s any good! Leave a note below in the Facebook comments box (so that I know the Facebook comments box […]

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 […]

A World of Shadows

A World of Shadows: The Action-Packed Urban Fantasy Box Set features eleven books from some of today’s New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon best-selling urban fantasy authors with more than 1 million in combined sales! These 11 first-in-series books introduce you to new worlds and deliver kick-ass stories with more action than an MMA […]