NOTE: My new novel STAR GLORY is out! It is the first novel in the space navy series Empire. Nate and his friends do their best to help their starship STAR GLORY escape destruction by an alien fleet of the Empire of Eternity. But they become homeless in the galaxy. The sequel is STAR THREAT, which should be out by Aug. 1. Thank you to all reviewers!
T. Jackson King (Tom) is an Amazon bestselling science fiction author whose popular series include the Vigilante, Assassin, Escape, Aliens, Brother, StarFight and Retread Shop series. Opening novels for each of these series are STAR VIGILANTE, STELLAR ASSASSIN, ESCAPE FROM ALIENS, EARTH VS. ALIENS, BATTLESTAR, STAR GLORY, LITTLE BROTHER'S WORLD and FIRST CONTACT. He is a lifelong reader of SciFi stories and his favorite authors have included Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Andre Norton. Outside of SciFi he has enjoyed the novels of Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle.
Tom began writing SF novels at age 38, when he discovered he had read all the Human-Alien first contact or encounter novels in his local library. So he decided to write his own, thanks to an overactive, very visual imagination. Those early years produced FIRST CONTACT and RETREAD SHOP. When the New York City publishing houses ignored his later novels because they had no Hollywood tie-in, he went to several small presses, then began self-publishing as an Indy author in 2011.
Several of his novels have hit Amazon super-bestseller status in Space Opera. They are STELLAR ASSASSIN, EARTH VS. ALIENS, ESCAPE FROM ALIENS and most recently BATTLESTAR, the first novel in his StarFight series. He loves that readers in Britain, Canada and Australia are some of his most loyal readers!
Before becoming a bestselling author, Tom worked in a radiocarbon lab at UC Riverside and earned an MA degree in Archaeology from UCLA. His interests in ancient history, ancient cultures and journalism got him several government agency jobs that led him to roam the raw landscape of the Western United States where he worked as a federal archaeologist and newspaper journalist. Those jobs paid the bills for his three kids and wife Leslee.
A funny thing happened on the way to normality. When RETREAD SHOP was published by Warner Books in 1988, he discovered he could not stop writing. It was off to the writing races and Tom's many voyages of imaginative discovery have led to 27 published novels, a book of poetry, and a conviction that when Humans reach the stars, we will find them crowded with space-going Aliens. We will be the New Kids On The Block! This theme appears in much of Tom's short fiction and novel writing.
Tom lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA and hangs with a group of smart and tolerant Westerners. Divorce taught him to smile a lot and to work at being a Nice Guy. Which earned him the love of his wife Sue. Still, he is pretty weird. Has been since fourth grade when he began reading SciFi. Since then, he and Authority have rarely been in agreement.
Readers are welcome to visit his T. Jackson King Facebook page. If you Friend him you will get the latest news on his writing efforts! Also, Tom's Twitter handle is @TJacksonKing. Reviews of his novels, interviews and news of upcoming novels can be found at his author page on http://www.tjacksonking.com/.