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  • What is the order of the Thomas Austin Crime Thrillers?
    Book 1: The Bones at Point No Point Book 2: The Shadows of Pike Place Book 3: The Fallen of Foulweather Bluff Book 4: The Horror at Murden Cove Book 5: The Terror in the Emerald City Book 6: The Drowning at Dyes Inlet Book 7: The Nightmare at Manhattan Beach (Releasing September 30, 2023)
  • Do I need to read the books in order?
    Each of the Thomas Austin novels works as a standalone mystery. However most readers prefer to read the books in order because situations and relationships change and develop throughout the series.
  • Where can I buy your books?
    Ebooks can be purchased on Amazon. Print books can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, and many other online bookstores. You can also walk into any bookstore and request that they order it for you. They should be able to find it in their catalogs. Audio books can be found on Audible.
  • Where can I buy signed copies of print books?
    In addition to ordering them directly from us via our website, you can find them in these stores: * Barnes and Noble (Alderwood Mall) * Barnes and Noble (South Center Mall) * Barnes and Noble (Silverdale) * Elliott Bay Books (Seattle) * Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park) * Third Place Books Ravenna (Seattle) * Eagle Harbor Book Company (Bainbridge Island) * Ballast Books (Bremerton) * Edmonds Bookstore (Edmonds) * The Never Ending Bookshop (Edmonds) * Book Tree (Kirkland) * The Hansgrille (Hansville) * Saltwater Books (Kingston) * Paisley Whale (Kingston) * Clever Gifts (Kingston) * Wish (Port Gamble) * Away With Words (Poulsbo) * Kitsap Crafters Market (Silverdale Mall) * Salmonberry Books (Port Orchard) * Find The Path Books (Port Orchard) * Bookshop Under the Stairs (Port Orchard)
  • Where can I find your upcoming signings, writing classes, and appearances?
    Right here. 😀
  • Will there be a sequel to THE THINGS SHE STOLE?
    Although I had intended to turn that book into a series, at this point it looks unlikely to ever happen. I'm very sorry to disappoint fans of this book, but the success of the Thomas Austin series has taken up so much time that I don't know if I will ever be able to get back to the Brandon Penny stories I intended to write.
  • What inspired your choice of settings?
    The locations are all places I know and love. I started with Point No Point because it’s one of my family’s favorite beaches and is close to our home. I also wanted to make sure that the places I chose would work to make compelling book titles. So, it’s no accident I chose locations like Murden Cove, Foulweather Bluff, and Dyes Inlet—they all work for mystery novel titles. Let's say my favorite park was called Fluffy Bunny Meadow, I probably wouldn’t have chosen to set a book there. The Nightmare at Fluffy Bunny Meadow might be a good title for a comedy, but not for one of my books. So I did pick and choose to ensure that I could have compelling local settings that would also work on an intuitive level for national readers who do not know the area.
  • Do you really have a corgi?
    Yes, and her name is Pearl. We spend a lot of time with her at the local beaches and throwing Frisbees and balls in our yard. Here is a photo of my wife Eva Blue and me with Pearl at a recent book signing.
  • Are your books in audiobook format?
    Yes, and you can find them all here.
  • My library doesn't have your books! How can I get them?
    Some libraries have ordered them but many have not yet done so. The best thing to do is check with your local branch and, if they don’t have them, request that they order them. Many libraries will do this if a few people make the request. Take them this information when you make the request: Book 1: The Bones at Point No Point (ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8840566589) Book 2: The Shadows of Pike Place (ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8360908562) Book 3: The Fallen of Foulweather Bluff (ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8367752601) Book 4: The Horror at Murden Cove (ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8376168370) Book 5: The Terror in the Emerald City (ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8395459626) Book 6: The Drowning at Dyes Inlet (ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8854822169)
  • Do your books come in large print formats?
    Unfortunately, we are not yet able to offer large print books. However, if you purchase a Kindle book you can always increase the font size to your liking. In the future, we do hope to create large print editions.
  • I am an aspiring author. What should I do?
    The advice I’d give anyone who wants to write is pretty simple: immerse yourself in the writing world, both the craft and the business. Develop a writing routine that allows you to tune out everything else and write, even if it's only for a short time. Everyone finds a different routine that works best for them, but unless you can make consistent time to write, it's tough to become an author. Go to conferences if you’re able to, find a few dozen online writing groups and start reading, asking questions, and taking in the vast amounts of free information that’s out there. So much is available for free on Youtube and Facebook. Find a mentor or two who are already where you want to be. Above all else, start writing as soon as possible, write consistently, and stick with it until your skill level matches your ambition.
  • I am an agent or publisher interested in representing you or acquiring rights. What should I do?
    Feel free to reach out to me via this contact form. Up to this point, I have done fairly well on my own, so please be sure to articulate in your message what you can bring to the situation to help my stories reach more people. Currently, my biggest interests are: 1. Wide-scale print distribution deals. 2. Film and TV deals. Since my Thomas Austin series became one of the top-selling mystery series in the country, I’ve been contacted more frequently by scammers, charlatans, and others looking to cash in. But I know there are many brilliant agents and reputable publishers and distribution companies out there as well. If you’re the former, the scam won’t work anyway, so don’t bother. If you’re the latter, please be in touch! I’d love to hear from you. :)
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