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Thomas Locke’s first passions as a young reader were fantasy and science fiction. Locke continues to pursue his passions today by writing rich, complex tales that introduce readers to new worlds. In his newest novel, Enclave, Locke blends his award-winning writing style with an exciting new story that both young adult and adult readers will enjoy.

It’s been fifty years since the Great Crash, and what was once America is now a collection of enclaves loosely run by a federal government. Catawba, one of the largest and most affluent enclaves in the southern states, is relatively stable and maintains a successful trade business with nearby enclaves. But when a new vein of gold is found beneath the feet of those in Catawba, it’s only a matter of time before trouble finds them.

Twenty-one-year-old Caleb has a plan that could help secure Catawba’s future. But if his secret is uncovered, he won’t live to see another dawn.

What is ONE thing you’ve learned the hard way so that others don’t have to? 

It seems like every week there is a new hard lesson to confront.  This has not changed with time.  Right now, I’m working on a pilot tv script for my latest Thomas Locke project.  Thankfully, my writing partner has a lot more experience with this than I do.  His name is Ken Estin, and he is the former Producer and head writer of such successful shows as Cheers and The Tracy Ullman Show.  Ken also developed The Simpsons with Matt Groenig.  The key to writing a pilot is to introduce both the characters and the action, but not reveal too much.  The entire first episode needs to form a hook strong enough to entice viewers to watch the entire season.  And then come back for more.  Which means introducing a new predicament every time the last one is resolved.

Very difficult, and a lot of fun.

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Thomas Locke is a pseudonym for Davis Bunn, an award-winning novelist with worldwide sales of seven million copies in twenty-five languages. Davis divides his time between Oxford and Florida and holds a lifelong passion for speculative stories. He is the author of Emissary, Merchant of Alyss, and The Golden Vial in the Legends of the Realm series; Fault Lines, Trial Run, and Flash Point in the Fault Lines series; and Recruits and Renegades in the Recruits series.

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