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Hello, I’m Tom Frye. Having been a youth worker for the past 40 years, I now write books that challenge and re-direct at-risk kids confined to detention centers, drug treatment, and alternative schools. If you as a teacher, parent, probation officer or counselor have that one most difficult kid that you just can’t seem to get through to, hand him one of my books and see what happens. I dare you.

Beyond the Wind

Beyond the Wind is the story of two boys  who stumble upon a conspiracy to prevent an AIDS awareness program from being introduced into Nebraska schools. Chris and Kyle become players in this … [Read More...]


Dragon Stone

This is one of my earlier books, published many years before Scratchin' on the Eight Ball and my other more widely-read works. I will have chapters from it posted online shortly, and please check back … [Read More...]

Eight Ball

Scratchin’ on the Eight Ball

"It's a bust!" someone cries out...and thus starts a series of adventures for thirteen year-old Reason Nelson that takes him into the dark world of drugs and serious crime. Based on the actual … [Read More...]


Stag Heart Book One

Chapter One The massive beast exploded out of the woods in front of the boy, causing the little kid to wet his pants. The monstrous grizzly knocked him senseless with savage fury and hurricane … [Read More...]


Stag Heart Book Two

In this book, Ryan finds himself being stalked by the mysterious Wanagi, the ghost walker. After a near-death encounter with the demon warrior, Dawn helps Ryan to  accept and understand the Lakota … [Read More...]


The Kid, The Cop, and The Con

After the events of Scratchin' on the Eight Ball, Reason Nelson embarks on a personal journey of discovery that will take him closer to the edge. He struggles with the loss of his friend, coming to … [Read More...]

Bloody Mary

The Woods of Bloody Mary

The Woods is the third book in the chronicles of Reason Nelson. It finds Reason and his friends entangled in a web of deceit, treachery, and long-told tales of fear and violence stemming from the … [Read More...]

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Thank You

To my loyal readers and listeners who have supported me over the years and through the storms, I offer my sincere thanks and humble gratitude.