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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Thomas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Other Science Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1967 in St. Louis, MO

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Illinois Connection

Thomas has lived in Chicago area since 1990. He graduated from Bradlely University in Peoria. Many of his stories are set in Illinois/Chicago, including ''Terrapin Station in Pear Noir!'' that was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Biographical and Professional Information

Richard Thomas was the winner of the 2009 "Enter the World of Filaria" contest at ChiZine. He has published dozens of stories online and in print, including the ''Shivers VI'' anthology (Cemetery Dance) with Stephen King and Peter Straub, Murky Depths, PANK, Pear Noir!, Word Riot, 3:AM Magazine, Dogmatika, Vain and Opium. His debut novel ''Transubstantiate'' was released in July of 2010. He writes book reviews at ''The Nervous Breakdown'', and is a workshop moderator at ''The Cult'' ( He is pursuing his MFA at Murray State University.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact me, I'm open to anything really, especially in the Chicago area.

Selected Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 9780982607244. OCLC Number: 697514121

Otherworld Publications,. .

When an experiment with population control works too well, and the planet is decimated, seven broken people are united by a supernatural bond in a modern day Eden. Most on the island are fully aware of this prison disguised as an oasis. Coming for them, to exact revenge, and finish the job that the virus started, is Gordon. He just landed on the island and he has help--Page 4 of cover.