Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Better Guns and Gardens is available now!


Better Guns & Gardens is now live on Amazon US, UK, CA, AU, and in PAPERBACK (or FREE in Kindle Unlimited)! This post-apocalyptic collection contains 12 standalone stories, including one each in the RUINS, OUTAGE, and CONTAMINATION universes! 

This might be one of my favorite releases to date, partly due to the effort involved. In fact, for the past few months, I've considered it sort of a passion project.

Although I've been publishing novels for eight years, this is the first time I've released a short story collection. Some of the stories in here date back to 2013—tales that I spent a lot of time on, and have been waiting for the right time to bundle.

As a child, I was enamored with Stephen King's short story collections Skeleton Crew and Nightmares & Dreamscapes. Those collections kept me up late at night, tucked under the covers with a flashlight, long after I should've been asleep. Short stories always allured me; I was amazed how the author could transport the reader into an entirely different world, all in a handful of pages. My hope is that these stories do the same for you!

All the stories in this collection stand alone, so you do not have to have read anything else to enjoy them. Here's a sneak peek at some of the BRAND NEW stories:


One of the last survivors of a deadly virus, Martin is out of food, luck, and time. More importantly, he is out of hope. It seems he has only one choice left.

And then his wife brings up a glimmering possibility. Her suggestion may lead to their salvation, but at what cost?


Charlotte should've listened to her husband's ranting about the end of the world. Now all of his preparations, warnings, and stockpiles are meaningless: Wyatt is dead, and Charlotte is alone. 

Will she survive the insanity of the streets? Or will she succumb to the spreading plague, The Sickness?


For years Stephen Silva has blended into the background, watching those around him take advantage of their beauty and privilege, waiting for the day he can even the odds.

Tonight, he might just get his wish.


Weeks after the CONTAMINATION, Carter is losing hope of ever seeing his sons again. Doomed to live out the rest of his life in his mountain bunker, he teeters between acceptance and despair. And then he sees something down the steep side of his mountain that will change everything.

Have his prayers been answered?

Also included are these BRAND NEW/UNRELEASED stories:

The Bunker
In Memoriam

And bonus stories collected from anthologies and THE RUINS boxed set:

The Great Storm (An Outage Story)
The Pursuer
Alive Again
The Shadowed Wall (A RUINS novella)

Again, you can grab this collection of 12 tales now on Amazon US, UK, CA, AU, and PAPERBACK (or FREE in Kindle Unlimited). I hope you enjoy them! If you check out the collection, let me know what your favorite story is!


Monday, August 17, 2020

Panel Interview on Zombie-Con Online!


I had a blast this past weekend at the ZOMBIE-CON Online on Facebook! The event featured 26 authors on various panels. Here is the link for one, "Zombies Beyond The Written Page." You can find all the videos at: Zombie-Con Online on Facebook.

Thanks to Dan and Laura Martone for having me!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sandstorm Publisher's Pack (Books 3 and 4) now available on Audio!

The remainder of the SANDSTORM series (Books 3 and 4) are now available on audio, narrated by Scott Brick (Jurassic Park, The Jack Reacher series!) You can get the set here on Audible! For those audio listeners, I hope you enjoy the series conclusion!
Monday, June 22, 2020

Better Guns & Gardens (A Post-Apocalyptic Collection) on pre-order!

I'm excited to announce my newest release: BETTER GUNS & GARDENS! BETTER GUNS & GARDENS is a post-apocalyptic anthology, containing 12 tales, including 7 BRAND NEW STORIES that have never been released!

Among the stories are some RUINS and OUTAGE stories from anthologies that you might not have checked out, a brand new CONTAMINATION story, and many others, all of which stand alone, so you do not need to read any other stories first! Some of these might be my favorite things I've written. I can't wait for you guys to read them! 

You can PRE-ORDER the collection now for the special price of $2.99 US ($3.99 CA/AU), out on Aug. 31st here: USUKCAAU!
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Writing Horror After The Pandemic (An Author Panel at the Con-Tinual Convention)

I recently participated in an author panel called "Writing Horror After the Pandemic" at the Con-Tinual Virtual Convention, alongside authors Michele T Berger and Jeff Strand. Thanks to Jason Tongier and James P Nettles III for moderating this interesting discussion!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Interview on the Draft2Digital spotlight!

I recently chatted with the good folks at Draft2Digital about early inspirations, the genesis of CONTAMINATION and OUTAGE, and marketing strategies for authors. Thanks to Mark Leslie Lefebvre for the invite! You can check out my interview HERE!
Friday, January 31, 2020

WAR TORN (the final book in the SANDSTORM series) is available today!

WAR TORN is here! Book 4 of the SANDSTORM series - the final book - is now available on Amazon US, UK, CA, AU (and all other Amazon sites), as well as in PAPERBACK!

I can't believe we've reached the end of the series! This is probably the most intense of all the books (and also the longest). I can't wait for everyone to read the conclusion!

I'll certainly miss the world and the characters in this series, and hope that everyone enjoyed the ride!

What's next? I have several post-apocalyptic stories in the works, including a novella in THE RUINS universe, as well several other projects. I'll keep you posted!

Happy 2020 everyone! I hope you're having an amazing year so far. Talk soon!

-Tyler (T.W.) Piperbrook

p.s. Haven't started SANDSTORM? The series is now complete! Get Book 1 here!

Work in Progress


63868 / 63868 words. 100% done!


15395 / 15395 words. 100% done!


25320 / 75000 words. 34% done!


19514 / 60000 words. 33% done!

The Ruins Box Set w/ Bonus Novella!

About Me

T.W. Piperbrook lives in Connecticut with his wife and son. He is the author of the CONTAMINATION series, the OUTAGE series, and co-author of THE LAST SURVIVORS. In his former lives, he has worked as as a claims adjuster, a touring musician, and a business analyst for a Fortune 500 company. Now he spends his days fighting zombies, battling werewolves, and roaming the cities of the Ancients.