Thomas Gaffney

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Thomas Gaffney was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He survived 12 years of Catholic school before embarking on several careers: computer programmer, barista, and account manager. Much like Henry Bemis in the Twilight Zone episode 'Time Enough at Last', Tom considers himself a bookish little man whose passion is the printed page. He fell in love with books and the idea of writing while reading an old, beat-up copy of Stephen King’s IT. He currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and spends too much time and money in random coffee shops.

The award-winning Stranger Things Have Happened is Tom's first foray into self-publishing. He is currently working on a horror novel, and he hopes to have the first draft completed in mid-to-late 2019.

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4.03 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2017 — 6 editions
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2019 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner

I am proud to announce that Stranger Things Have Happened was a #FINALIST in the E-Book Fiction category for the 2019 Next Generation Indie book Awards! You can still find a link to purchase a paperback copy here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/099.... If you want an ebook version, send me a DM! Read more of this blog post »
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Neil Gaiman
“Because if you don't stand up for the stuff you don't like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you've already lost.”
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“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
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“You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime.”
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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.”
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