Thomas Pluck writes hardboiled thrillers and unflinching fiction with heart. My stories have won the 1st-place Bullet Award and my anthologies have been nominated for a Spinetingler Award.
I grew up in an industrial pocket of Nutley, a New Jersey suburb of Newark. I’ve worked on construction sites, shipping piers, drugstores, and underground data centers. I train in mixed martial arts and powerlifting, but my grandmother also taught me to cook and crochet. I live in New Jersey with my wife ‘Firecracker’ and our two cats: an aloof rescued Siamese named Charley and an irascible twenty pound cat-loaf named Shadow. When I am not writing (which is never, according to Firecracker) I like to go hiking, and I have been known to consume the occasional beer, as my Untappd profile attests.
My work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Beat to a Pulp, [PANK] Magazine, Burnt Bridge, Spinetingler, McSweeney’s, Pulp Modern, Crimespree Magazine and elsewhere. I edit the Protectors anthologies to benefit PROTECT, an organization I am proud to support. I am also a member of the International Thriller Writers organization and conduct interviews authors for The Big Thrill.
I am working on my first novel.
I have been interviewed often, probably because I am somewhat outspoken. If you’d like to know more, read on: