Tom Fassbender is a writer, editor, and burgeoning content strategist who has written, edited, and published both novels and comics.

By day he manages the creative team at a Southern California financial institution and fills the rest of his time by being a father, tending beehives, running long distances (preferably in the Angeles National Forest), and seeking new adventures in and around Los Angeles.

He blogs sporadically at fordsbasement.com, spouts wisdom in 140 characters or less at Twitter, publishes photos both strange and wondrous at Flickr.

He co-founded the now-defunct UglyTown, an acclaimed independent crime fiction publisher, where he gave a voice to then-newcomers Sean Doolittle, Victor Gischler, Curt Colbert, and Rodney Johnson as well as veterans Eddie Muller, Gary Phillips, and Nathan Walpow.