Riveting, Time-Twisting Sci-Fi

MF Thomas has lived and worked in over 20 countries. He is very happy to be home in the United States. Contact him at mfthomas3(at)mac.com.  His website is www.MFThomasAuthor.com and is found on Twitter @mfthomasauthor. 

Nicholas Thurkettle

Thank you for reading A Sickness in Time. It was a big, crazy idea that excited us from the moment we started discussing it; and we couldn’t be prouder to see it finished as a real, live book. We learned so much from the support and response we received for our first collaboration, Seeing by Moonlight, and we hope you’ll reach out and share your reactions with us again – be it a review at your preferred retailer, a friendly Tweet, even just a confused e-mail that starts with “What the heck did I just read?” Mostly we’re just so grateful that there are people out there still opening a book and saying “Okay, take me on an adventure!” We hope you enjoyed this one. Here’s to the best future we can all make together.

MF Thomas

Nicholas Thurkettle is a writer, actor, and filmmaker currently living in Southern California. Born in Los Gatos, California, he grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, turned teenage in Huntington Beach, California, and studied at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, where he earned B.A. degrees in Theatre Performance and Music. He has worked, among many other jobs, as a feature film story executive, a limousine driver, a film critic, a luggage salesman, a teacher of screenwriting, a professional smeller for a Sanitation Department, and something called a “data migration project supervisor.”

His first novel, Seeing by Moonlight (co-written with MF Thomas), debuted in autumn 2013 and was called “an intriguingly dark thriller, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader turning pages up until the rather surprising conclusion” by IndieReader. In August 2015 he published a collection of 15 short stories entitled Stages of Sleep, which was praised as "immediate, lyrical, and lean". A second sci-fi thriller novel written with MF Thomas, A Sickness in Time, was released in August 2016.

As an actor he has an extensive resume of on-stage Shakespeare and roles in upcoming independent feature films including "The Revelator", "Cloudy With a Chance of Sunshine", "Aventura!" and "Reclaiming Friendship Park". He is a member of the Writers Guild of America for his screenwriting work in Hollywood, and is the producer/writer/director of two short films. The first, "Samantha Gets Back Out There", had its world premiere at the 2015 Laughlin International Film Festival and received an Honorable Mention from the IndieFEST USA Film and Music Festival. The second, "The Retriever", is currently in submissions to the film festival circuit for late 2016 and early 2017.

He is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America for his screenwriting work, as well as the Orange County Playwrights Alliance; an Artistic Associate/Casting Director with Shakespeare Orange County, and a producer/writer/performer with the award-winning audio drama podcast Earbud Theater.

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