Thomas is a graduate of Emporia State University, where he earned degrees in Communication and Theater Arts in Secondary Education along with a minor in Journalism. Having written and produced several short plays, and worked in various student publications Thomas makes his debut novel appearance with Black Box Confessional. This first novel not only returns him to his home state of Kansas, but also to the secretive and infamous towns of playwright William Inge. Pulling on the imagery and dialogue of the theater Thomas creates easy to relate with characters and locations within his novel.
Close to his family and friends Thomas enjoys having to opportunity of incorporating each of them into the lives of his characters and the world he has envisioned for them. When he is not doing this he and his family enjoy traveling, hockey, and spending time together with their family pets, all with their own superhero names.