Category: YA

My YA Fantasy is here. You could get it free!

Front Cover 6AGreetings my amazing friends! My YA (young adult) fantasy novel, The Forgotten King is now live on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple (Search “Tom Hilpert The Forgotten King in the iTunes store) and Smashwords.

I am offering it for FREE to anyone who signs up to my email list between March 14 and March 21.

Just go here to sign up: I promise I won’t spam you. In fact, I’ll only write you five or six times a year, because mostly, I write books, not email newsletters. Smile After you sign up, I’ll send you an email with a  coupon code for Smashwords. Once there, you can download whatever format you prefer.

Please pass this on to everyone you know, especially teens and young adults, plus everyone you don’t know.

All the best!



Old books made new, new books…being written!

My dear and wonderful readers,

I have a few fun items to share with you!

FIRST, I am in the process of writing the next Superior Mystery. I just finished with a scene in which Jonah cannot obtain coffee. It was a tough, emotional piece to write.

Unfortunately, writing takes time, and I have other responsibilities also. Look for this book in summer or fall of 2015.

If you want to see more Superior Mysteries, more often, the best thing you can do is tell other people about them. The more popular they are, the more time I will have for writing.

SECOND, there IS a new book, written by yours truly, that will shortly be available. I have extensively edited my very first novel, written nearly fifteen years ago. Formerly it was known as Galedor. The new title is The Forgotten King.

Here’s the cover image, hand-drawn by one of my daughters. This isn’t the completed cover, just the main image, but I think it’s awesome!


Forgotten King BThe Forgotten King is a fantasy fiction novel geared for youth and young adults. As far as I can tell, most of you tend to be a little more – ah, mature – than the target audience for this book. Even so, I think you may find it worthwhile for three reasons:

  • In the first place, I don’t actually know your – shall we say – maturity level. Perhaps you are in the target audience for this book.
  • Next, even if Young Adult Fantasy fiction is not your style, I bet you know someone who loves it. I would deeply appreciate it if you would consider telling the teens and young adults in your life about The Forgotten King.
  • Third, perhaps, in spite of your expectations, you may enjoy this book. I’ll be fair: my own grandmother did not like it. But quite a few other people who are not typically readers of fantasy have enjoyed it. As I revised the book, I found myself delighting in these characters once more; they certainly have their moments.

One final fun thing. My daughter, who is a Lake Superior Mysteries fan, if only because she finds me more amusing in print than in person, has created some “fan art.” Through her ingenuity, you can purchase a ceramic coffee mug which has printed on it: “Elixir of the Gods: Jonah Borden approved.”

You can find it here:

Stay tuned for the big release announcement!