Thomas Drago

Actor, Author, Husband, Father, Awesome.

Thomas Drago is the author of Raised on Rock and the Crow Creek series. He teaches drama and English in North Carolina. He attended Northern Arizona University. He has published poems, song lyrics, and short stories, appearing most recently in The Explorer, a local literary magazine. He's a member of the American Theatre Group and the American Film Institute.

Selected Works

2018

Raised on Rock - novel, Gold Avenue Press

"Shooter" - short story, STC Fight the Real Monsters

 

2017

"The Day Tom Petty Dies" - short story, The Explorer (2nd place)

Souvenir - novella

"The Ferryman" - short story

 

2016

See Nike Run - novel

"A Fine Mess" - one-act play, Studio 1

"Laundry Room" - short story, The Explorer (T-1st place)

"Flesh Trade" - short story

 

2015

Winter - novel, Gold Avenue Press

"Ferris Wheel" - short story, Writer's Digest (honorable mention)

"Cat's Eye" - short story, The Explorer (1st place)

 

2014

Queensboro - novel, Gold Avenue Press

"Suburban Din" - short story, Cahoots

 

2013

Crow Creek - novel, Gold Avenue Press

“Gentle Hands” - short story, The Explorer (editor's choice)

 

2012

Baby Ray (with Nancy Drago) - screenplay

Memoir of a Midlife Crisis - novel

“Nothing Left to Say About Love and Marriage” - one-act play

 

2006

“Christmas in New York” - poem

The Last Bitter Hour - novel

 

2002

Frankenstein - full-length play adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel

 

2001

Points South (with Alexis Drago) - novel

 

1999

“Doctor Kempelen’s Expected Arrival” - short story, Dark Horizons

“Mark Twain and the Art of Satire” - essay

“Raise the Dead” (with Dan Drago) - song lyrics, The Furnace

 

1998

“Cool” - short story, Black Petals

“Hug a Tree” - short story, Black Petals

“Jay Street - Borough Hall” - one-act play

 

1997

“Contemporary Horror Fiction” - essay, NAU Master’s Thesis

Waiting for Darkness - novella, NAU Master’s Thesis

 

1992

“Allison” - short story

The Golden Greek - teleplay

Jordan - novella

“The Witch” (with Dan Drago) - song lyrics

 

1991

“Her Lips Suck Forth My Soul” - poem

Samantha - novel

 

1990

“The Born” - short story

“Fame and Fortune” - short story

“Father Dex” - short story

“Hanging” - short story

“Uncle Geoff” - short story

“When the Vultures Come Back” - short story

 

1989

Life at the Post - full-length play

“Miss Sidley” - one-act play adaptation of Stephen King’s short story “Suffer the Little Children”

“The Taming of the Lewd” - one-act play

“Tuesday in New York” - one-act play

 

1988

“Desires” - short story

“The Journal” - short story,  Fact or Fiction

“Perri” - short story

“Sinned We All” - short story, Fact or Fiction

 

1987

“An Account of Strange Events on Genesis Avenue” - short story

“Harvey the Magician” - short story

“The Piano Man of Philly Falls” - short story

“The Troll in Magadan’s Market” - short story

 

1986

“The Cart of the Dead II: It Takes You Away” - short story

“The Cart of the Dead III: Violence is Golden” - short story

“The Cave Beneath the Church” (with Stephen Gill) - short story, Signatures

“Death of a Postman” - poem, Signatures

“The Glove” (with Stephen Gill) - short story

“Grandma at Her Post” - short story

The Land of the Dead Pumpkins - novel

“Mac” (with Tom McCabe) - short story

“The Mask” - short story

 

 

1985

“The Aftermath of Usher” - short story

“The Cart of the Dead: The Struggle of Burying” - short story, Signatures

“The Green Method” (with Scott Williams) - short story

“The Inside” - short story

“A Matter of Taste” - short story

There Are No Cobwebs in the Attic (with Scott Williams) - novella

“A Warlock Walks” - short story

“There’s Something Smiling at Your Veins” - short story

“The Tower” - short story

“Zachary” - short story

 

1984

“The Basement” - short story

“The Brandy Snifter” - short story

“A Case of a Madman” - short story

“A Long, Long Distance Dedication” - poem

“Night Stranger” - short story

“The TV Terrestrial” - short story

The Walker - novel

 

1983

“A Blade Too Short” - short story

“She Tended to Her Garden” - short story

 

1982

“The Unwelcome Party” - short story