Tom Lucas Interviewed on Hangin’ With Authors

Last weekend I rocked the house at the Speculative Fiction: Southeast writing conference. Seriously.

I sold a bunch of books, sat on a world building panel with Orson Scott Card and I was interviewed on a new literary show — Hangin’ With Authors.

Oh, and I also debuted my new fez. This damn hat has changed my life permanently and for the better.

Host G.W. Pomichter struck me as an incredibly nice guy who has sincere goals for his latest YouTube enterprise. If you have some time, check it out. I had a blast doing it! If you enjoy, perhaps check out some of his other interviews.

MattyLovesPodcast EPISODE TWELVE: “The Invincible Birthday”

Tom Lucas:

Episode 12 is LIVE. We now have a full volume of shows. On to Volume 2. Coming soon to iTunes as well. Click on the original story to tune in or go to “Listen to my Podcast” on the upper left. You’ll see links to all of our shows to date. Thanks for listening!

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Hang with us while the website becomes more accessible. There’s a lot going on here.

In the meantime, check out the latest episode of MattyLovesPodcast. And if you feel froggy, ALL of the episodes are now available on the website and will soon be available on iTunes! Stay tuned!

(Is VOLUME ONE complete?)

Today is Matt’s birthday.

Matt utilized NETFLIX and watched MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE for the 3,487th time.

Tom watched THE STORY OF FILM AND ODYESSY–covering the history of film. He’s also digging JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT’S “hitRECord.”

Matt and Tom finally have the opportunity to gush over ROBERT KIRKMAN’S INVINCIBLE.

Matt has the perfect pitch for a film, then Matt and Tom becoming casting directors.


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Look Ma! I’m Writing Horror Stories Now!

Hey Blog-o-versians,

I’m stoked to be able to share my latest victory in publishing with you. At the beginning of the summer, I was contacted by an editor and asked to submit a story to a horror anthology. I’ve always enjoyed horror and I’ve written a scary story or two, but I haven’t been actively pursing horror writing.

But I think I might. Not only was my submission accepted, I landed the first story in the collection. So what’s the story? All I can tell you is that it’s a creepy, Tales From the Crypt kind of thing. Darkly humorous at times with a gut-punch of an ending.

Interested? You can order direct from the publisher. I’ve got the link down at the bottom.

Check it out:

Potter’s Field #5

Alban Lake Publishing


From the Back Cover:

Strangers and paupers, the homeless and derelict, murder victims and victims of wrecks and crashes in seas and trackless wilderness, soldiers and plague victims heaped in mass graves. All have tales untold. Their families and friends, their classmates and neighbors think of them from time to time, sometimes wondering if they are alive or dead. Their fates are guessed, surmised, possibly correctly.
Resign yourself to the same fate as all others, take comfort in commiserating while you can, and hope for that blessed more beyond. Welcome to the Potter’s Field.

Get your copy today:

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Man Crush by Tom Lucas

Tom Lucas:

Another fun bit of mine over at Scrawl Brawl.

Originally posted on Scrawl Brawl:

Hammers and War by AngryPest on

Gesticules loved the arena. Today’s contest had been particularly enjoyable. He had taken his massive hammer and swung it with abandon, allowing it to freely crush his opponents. What fun.

Before him were the hundred hapless corpses of all those who had thought that they might be his better. They were, as always, wrong. And the reward for their mistaken thinking? The tears of those that they once loved.

Gesticules walked to the center of the arena to soak in the roaring cheers of the crowd.

“No man can defeat me,” he announced.

“Release the tigers,” said the Arena Master.

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Do you get hot and bothered when you see these words?


If so…keep reading, my freaky friend.

I’m in the final stretch as a NBAS (New Bizarro Author Series) author with Eraserhead Press. It’s been an absolute blast, but there is still work to be done.

Specifically, selling books.

I have a few more to sell and I thought…. what to do? What kind of promo could I do that will make the difference and sell some books?

Well, I’m a Bizarro author and because it’s the coolest damn literary community in the history of the multiverse, I turned to my tribe. I got my answer.

Enter M.P. Johnson, a kickass author and artist!

I commissioned M.P. to create an EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION Book Cover for Pax Titanus.

Just look at it. It’s GLORIOUS. And AUTOGRAPHED. By M.P. and yours truly.

And you can get one! It’s easy.

Buy a copy of PAX TITANUS on Amazon anytime between now and 9/19/15. Here’s the link:

Shoot me an email (room1331 at with the receipt (screenshot) and I’ll send you THIS EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION PAX TITANUS Book Cover!

And two new exciting bookmarks featuring fan art by Kat Parker!

AND…as of 9/16, I am throwing in a signed book plate that you can slap right in that sucker!

Make your bizarro book even more bizarro!

This offer is worldwide. I’ll send it to you no matter what spot on this happy mudball you call home.

Already own a copy and can’t afford another? REVIEW Pax Titanus on Amazon or Goodreads and I will send you a book cover as a thank you.

However, there’s only 100 of these bad boys, so don’t wait. I will not be printing any more. 100 and done!

Get your copy of Pax Titanus today. Already own one? Buy a copy for a friend!

Read Bizarro Books!

Episode 7 is LIVE!


MattyLovesPodcast episode seven: “There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’ (or this podcast).”

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Published on Aug 14, 2015
Matt and “Dr.” Tom are excited about their upcoming fall sporting events.

Good news! The DEADPOOL trailer is totally awesome.

Bad news! FANTASTIC FOUR, not so much.

Matt is already pumped up for STAR WARS this December.

What would Matt and Tom do with the FANTASTIC FOUR franchise?

What to watch on NETFLIX:
SENSE 8 (pilot)
LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU – documentary on director Richard Stanley’s failed attempt to complete his work on 1996’s Island of Dr. Moreau

Matt and Tom rip through some of their FAVORITE TEAMS in the history of entertainment. Comics, television, sports–no one is safe.


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Win a Signed Copy of Pax Titanus!


To stir up a little late summer momentum, I’m giving away a FREE, signed copy of my baby, PAX TITANUS.

The giveaway ends 8/22 so don’t wait.

Click here to enter!

Creative Writing – Poetry – Short Pieces – News – By Tom Lucas


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