Thomas Amaro was born in Northern California where he spent most of his time nurturing his fascination for ghosts and monsters. As an adult, he is a writer of Apocalyptic Horror and Weird fiction set in the rural towns of the central United States.
Thomas received his Master's degree in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California, Riverside. There, he taught Creative Writing courses and published in the campus journal. Guided by Laila Lalami, Susan Straight, Michael Jaime-Becerra, and Nalo Hopkinson, he completed his thesis novella, Imposition.
Each day, Thomas claims victory anew over his Tourette Syndrome, a condition the psychiatrist diagnosed him with as a child.
Thomas lives in Bakersfield, California where he writes his novels and short fiction, and is a member of the Writers of Kern branch of the California Writers Club. He is husband to a brilliant sociolinguist, and dad to a mighty girl born in 2013.