Tom (T. Martin Crouse)
What brings me joy: Publishing art and building a community around it
Favorite animal: Pachycephalosaurus
Something I'm a boss at: Words and stuff
Favorite quote: "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."
-Arthur O'Shaughnessy (also, Willy Wonka)
One of my heroes: Carl Sagan
What motivates me: Reading and research
Tom is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of indie pulp publisher Sic Semper Serpent. Under his editorial name T. Martin Crouse, he launched the 24-hour writing marathon Spontaneous Combustion and curates the online short fiction magazine Everlasting Stories (which is now a short story podcast). He also publishes books like The Adventures of Israel St. James, for which Happy Earth Supervisor (and Founding Co-op Member) Jason Belden served as illustrator.