Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Interview on the Creator Dad Podcast

I was recently interviewed on the Creator Dad Podcast by my good friend author Zach Bohannon. We chatted about our early writing days, horror, and playing in bands. This might be one of my favorite interviews! It was a blast chatting. You can catch it HERE or on Spotify!

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Interview on the Discovered Wordsmiths Podcast

I was recently interviewed on the Discovered Wordsmiths Podcast! You can check out the "double episode" below. I had a fun time chatting with Stephen Schneider about ALIVE AGAIN, my author career, and the difference between "plotting" and "pantsing". Here are the links. Enjoy!



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Alive Again (Brand New Book) is out today!


I'm thrilled to announce that Book 1 of ALIVE AGAIN (a brand new post-apocalyptic zombie series) is out today! You can get it now in all formats below, or read it as part of your Kindle Unlimited membership!




You might recognize the first chapter as a short story I released years ago in the All Things Zombie Anthology, or from my short story collection Better Guns & Gardens. I have expanded the story into a full novel, which will now be an ongoing series! I always said that I wouldn't write another zombie story unless I could put a different spin on the genre. Hopefully this one hits the mark! 

I hope you enjoy ALIVE AGAIN! Happy Reading!


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Interview on the Kobo Writing Life Podcast!

I was recently a guest on the Kobo Writing Life Podcast! I had fun chatting about moving the Sandstorm series "wide", my early days as a writer, and my time in the indie music scene! You can check out the interview HERE! Thanks to Joni and Tara for having me on.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Interview on the Serial Fiction Show!

I was recently a guest on the Serial Fiction Show with Christine Daigle and JP Reindfleisch! In the episode, I discussed my new serialized fiction project entitled "Alive Again", which is the continued version of my short story from Better Guns & Gardens!

ALIVE AGAIN is currently on Kindle Vella—Amazon's new serialized fiction service. Available in the U.S. via the Kindle iOS app or via your web browser on Amazon, Kindle Vella stories are published one episode at a time, each ranging from 600-5,000 words, and the first three episodes of every story are free.

Here's the blurb:

Hannah Evans awakens to strange surroundings, people she doesn't know, and a world that is no longer familiar. The nightmare is about to get worse...

You can check out the story on Kindle Vella HERE!

Tuesday, December 29, 2020


Hello everyone! 
Back in the day, I used to post a recap of the closing year, as well as my plans for the new one. In checking my blog, I was surprised to find that it's been four years since I've made one of those posts. Time flies!

Undoubtedly, this has been a challenging year for everyone, and I (like many others) am looking forward to bringing 2020 to a close. Most of my family was fortunate enough to stay healthy and employed, but I realize that not everyone was so lucky. My thoughts go out to everyone who suffered hardships and losses. I have faith that 2021 will be better!

Despite everything 2020 threw in the way, I managed to get some new releases out this year. Most are new editions of backlist titles (primarily audiobooks), but I also managed to publish new words. This year, I completed the fourth and final book in the SANDSTORM series, published a brand new RUINS novella, and completed my first short story collection, BETTER GUNS & GARDENS! The latter has been on my "bucket list" of projects for a long time, so I was super excited to get that out into the world! Some of the stories have been in various states of draft since 2013, so it felt amazing to get them finished.

In addition to the 12 tales in BETTER GUNS & GARDENS, I completed an unpublished 13th story, "Rock Bottom", which will hopefully see the light of day soon. Who knows? I might include it as a bonus to newsletter subscribers, or perhaps it will make its way into a second collection.


January: A new OUTAGE short story included in the werewolf anthology Leaders of the Pack

I also managed to do some interviews and podcasts this year (all via ZOOM, of course!) Here are the links:

I was also fortunate enough to be included on a panel at the Career Author Summit 2020 Virtual Event entitled "Career Author Alternatives: Unique Ways to Live As A Full-Time Creative". It was a blast hanging out with all the other presenters and attendees, and I'm looking forward to doing it again in 2021! You can get more information at: 


I'm always hesitant to talk too much about upcoming projects, because things shuffle or change. But I'm in a rather unique position this upcoming year, as most of my current series are finished. That means that 2021 will be the year of new projects! 

I've got at least two post-apocalyptic series I'd like to launch this year. The first is a fast-paced thriller set in modern Cleveland. The project—a collaboration—will launch around February 2021. The second is a near-future post-apocalyptic story with cool creatures, lots of action, and suspense. I'm hoping to put it out in the first half of 2021. 

Other than that? I've got a few projects I need to get back to, like ALIVE AGAIN, as well as a few standalone horror novel ideas. I've also got plans for another short story collection, including an additional tale with Charlie and Diana from "The Pursuer."

And those darn characters from THE RUINS? They're always nagging me to write more about them. I've got a few stories started; we'll see if they carry weight.

2020 has certainly been a crazy year, but I'm grateful to have spent it doing what I love. Happy New Year and thanks so much for all your support! Fingers crossed for a better 2021!

Happy Reading!

Tyler Piperbrook
-December 2020

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!


Work in Progress


43268 / 43268 words. 100% done!


21110 / 45000 words. 47% done!


46314 / 46314 words. 100% 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.