Tom was first published in 1981 with an article in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly. In December 2000 he retired from college history teaching to pursue writing full- time. He is the author of six LDS historical fiction novels and two Western novellas. All three of his Passage of Promise series are still available. His first novel One Against the Wilderness (1996) is now back in print. Tom’s latest novel Reluctant Soldier, Reluctant Saint (2010) is now in LDS bookstores. Tom and his wife Serenity live on Vancouver Island, where he is the president of the Qualicum Beach LDS branch.