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ReadTomLucas Closed for Business. I’VE MOVED TO ROOM1331.COM!

Hello to my readers, friends, family, and those folks who only came to this site after Googling “Why Goodreads Sucks.”

When I first set up my blog in the spring of 2012, it was mainly for escape. I was languishing away in a depressing job — but it did motivate me to revisit my writings and bring me back to creating over consuming.

Since then, much has happened. I’ve seen some success and documented much of my journey here. Many of you have followed and in return, I have followed you. I’ve met so many people IRL and in the digital realm. So many cool, cool people.

I’ve also only gotten busier with every year that passes and there is happily no end in sight…but a side-effect of that has been leaving my blog to gather too much dust. A big part of it was that I had so much content — over 300 posts and too many links, images, tags, topics to manage.

As I get older, I appreciate simplicity more and more. And it’s in the spirit of simplicity that I am no longer going to post here, but rather to my new, cleaner, stripped-down site:

If you followed ReadTomLucas, I am so very grateful and I do hope that you will move with me to the new digs. I’ll be keeping my posting down to only updates, news, and fresh written works.

Hope to see you there!


I Wrote a Story About a Werewolf.


A werewolf story — something I would normally choose to write, but…in doing research for another project, I came across the legend of the loup garou, the French take on the wolf-man.

And what was even more fun to me was that my hometown of Detroit had all kinds of loup garou stories from back in its early French, fur-trappin’ days.

I was inspired, and fortunately for me, there was an open call for stories for an anthology of werewolf tales. So off it went.

The book never happened. This is not an uncommon thing. So the story went into cold storage. For a good while too.

Then one of my writer buddies, Matthew Vaughn (check out The ADHD Vampire — it’s hilarious) and his brother decided to put together a fun movie monsters anthology and launch a new indie press at the same time (Red All Over Books). And it found a home.


Plenty of good reading here, starring your favorite old school movie monsters. I hope you have a chance to check it out. At the time of this post, it’s ebook only, but print is on the way.

Check it out on Amazon: The Classics Never Die!

Trick or Treat!

Bonus points: What movie poster does the cover art remind you of? Hmmmm….


I got weird in public, yet again.

In case you missed it:

My blast of weirdness from the Ghost Parachute reading the other week.

Lighting was a challenge, but I can’t control everything, golblammit.

And the drunk in the other room doesn’t help, but it was at a bar so there’s no fighting that.


Do Not Read on a Full Stomach.

The literary maniacs over at Ghost Parachute have given me another opportunity to creep you out.

If you have a minute, check out my latest flash fiction. It’s a little something for the foodies.

Just a little bite.




MattyLovesPodcast – MegaCon Orlando 2017

Had a good time reuniting with my podcast friend (real world too) for a MegaCon adventure.

What does it take to get the O.G. MLP crew back together? MegaCon Orlando, that’s what. Join Matt and “Dr.” Tom as they traverse the sea of comic book humanity.

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Check out my new flash fiction, “Freaky Phalanges” over at Ghost Parachute and then contemplate your navel.


I finally broke though and got a new piece published. I’m deep in my Tom Cave working on the next book, so I don’t know how many more I’ll have this year.

So savor the flavor and all that and check out my latest weird-out over at the young yet amazing lit mag, Ghost Parachute.

Comics in the Digital Age

Last week, I moderated a panel on this subject at Full Sail University as a part of their Hall of Fame week.

I’ve sat on panels before, but this was by far the most immediately practical and useful. If you are interested in making it in the comics biz, I think you will get a lot out of it.