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!

Work in Progress


63042 / 63042 words. 100% 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.