Thomas M. Malafarina

Thomas M. Malafarina

malafarina-head.jpgThomas M. Malafarina is a horror fiction author from Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was born July 23, 1955, in Ashland, Schuylkill County, PA, where he lived until moving to Berks County in 1979. Many of Thomas’s stories occur in his native Schuylkill County and Berks County settings. Thomas’s books are published by Hellbender Books, an imprint of Sunbury Press of Mechanicsburg, PA.

Thomas’s early novels included 99 SoulsBurn PhoneEye Contact, and Fallen Stones, all four of which are now out of print, having been reworked and re-titled by Thomas from 2016-2019. They were replaced by the new books, What Waits Below, BurnerFrom the Dark, and Circle of Blood. Other novels include three in his Dead Kill series, Dead Kill Book 1: The Ridge Of Death, Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge of Change, and the third installment, Dead Kill Book 3: The Ridge of War. His short story collection 13 Nasty Endings is no longer available, having been replaced by 13 Deadly Endings.  Several of his earlier short story collections, Gallery of HorrorMalafarina Maleficarum Volume 1, and Malafarina Maleficarum Volume 2, are no longer availableHis other short story collections, Ghost ShadowsHorror Classics Volume 1 and Malaformed Realities Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, Volume 5, and 6, are available. Malaformed Realities Volumes 7 and 8 will be released in 2024. Volume 9 will be released in 2025.

Thomas has released two books from Crave Press. One is a nonfiction humorous collection of stories, a memoir of his growing up in the 1960’s called Growin’ Up Skook. Crave has also published a technical manual on his system for hyperlinking documents using the Microsoft Office suite of products called Link-Tuit, A System to Organize Your Life.

Thomas has curated two short story collections, Undead Living and Hellbent Vol.1, for Hellbender Books. He also has a collection of single-panel cartoons called Yes, I Smelled It Too, Cartoons for the Hopelessly Off Center, Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, and Volume 4. Volume 5 is in the works. In addition, many of Thomas’s stories appear in more than 200 anthologies from various publishers.

Thomas has had a lifelong love of the horror and monster genre in all its forms of books, movies, and art. Annually, Thomas creates works of horror art, props, and scenery, which he donates to local charitable haunted attractions. Thomas lives outside Wernersville, PA, with his wife, JoAnne. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

  • img:signed-badge.png
    13 Deadly Endings front cover by Thomas M. Malafarina, ISBN: 1620067943

    13 Deadly Endings

    Firefly Price $14.95
    This item is New and unaltered from when published.Firefly Exclusive! Author Signed Edition Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this page are of the actual product and property of Firefly...
    Firefly Price $14.95
  • img:signed-badge.png
    A Sampler of Short Stories front cover by Thomas M. Malafarina, ISBN: 1620068818

    A Sampler of Short Stories

    Firefly Price $6.99
    This item is New and unaltered from when published.Firefly Exclusive! Author Signed Edition Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this page are of the actual product and property of Firefly...
    Firefly Price $6.99
  • img:signed-badge.png