Tom has a BA in Communication and has been active in Christian music, teaching, and youth work for over 20 years. His first novel, Vanish, won the 2006 Operation First Novel Contest, sponsored by the Christian Writers Guild and Tyndale Publishers. The exciting sequel, Valley of the Shadow, will be released by Tyndale in June 2009.
In addition to fiction, Tom is also an accomplished songwriter, having written over 150 songs. Tom and his wife Colette live in Ohio with their four children and one large dog.