Welcome to the Website of Author Phillip Tomasso
PHILLIP TOMASSO is the award winning author of over 23 novels.
His first short story was published in 1995, and he was paid a penny a word. It was an 8,000 word western.
However, it being a Canadian publication—and at a time, when the U.S. dollar was worth more—his check was for just under $40.00. It was a great starting point, and has been selling regularly since then.
Although not a full-time writer, Tomasso works a full-time job as well. After 19 years at Kodak as an employment law paralegal, he’s spent the last six plus years a Fire / EMS Dispatcher for 9-1-1. He works the midnight shift, First Platoon, and has found the hours conducive to his creativity.
Tomasso prefers to both read books in the same genres he writes. He has been inspired by the likes of Walter Mosley, the entire Easy Rawlins series. Anything by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Robin Cook, John Saul, Warren Hammond, Terry Brooks, Terry Goodkind, Charlie Huston’s Joe Pitt novels, and Jim Butcher’s Dresden series. Just to name a few!
Tomasso lives in Rochester, NY with his 3 kids—who are not little any longer. Tomasso works full time as a Fire/EMS Dispatcher for 911. Aside from reading and writing, Tomasso plays guitar, and is a self-admitted horrible singer. He is always at work on a next novel.