Thomas Harper was born and raised in southern Minnesota. He fell in love with reading while working as a waiter at an Italian restaurant named Eduardo's. After work he'd drive his buddy's Mercury Cougar home and then stay up until dawn reading Jon Land, Robert Ludlum, and James Michener while eating M&Ms by the pound and drinking milk by the gallon.
It wasn't until years later, however, after a stint in the US Army and a number of lost years spent as a member of a well-known cult, that Mr. Harper felt the inescapable call to write. He was living in Tijuana, Mexico at the time with his estranged wife and working as a network administrator for a training company located in Orange County, California.
His very first short stories are still hidden in a vault, forty feet below the earth's surface and protected by 666 rabid, but humanely treated wildebeests. He currently lives in southern Minnesota with the only woman with enough patience to put up with him.