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About T.C. Zmak

T.C. Zmak is an ocean enthusiast, craft beer drinker, oenophile, foodie, and award-winning author.

T.C.’s novels have been called “entertaining and emotional,” “imaginative,” “insanely audacious,” and “a real treat to read.”

T.C.’s titles include:

  • DARK SURF (book 1 in the DARK SURF series)
  • RISING (book 2 in the DARK SURF series)

Both DARK SURF and RISING have earned 5-star reviews and national & international awards in competitions including the Book Excellence Awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, USA Regional Excellence Book Awards, Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition, Beach Book Festival, Beverly Hills Book Awards, Halloween Book Festival, Hollywood Book Festival, Los Angeles Book Festival, New York Book Festival, Northern California Book Festival, Pacific Rim Book Festival, San Francisco Book Festival, and Southern California Book Festival.

DARK SURF and RISING are available as paperbacks and e-books at online retailers.

What’s next? T.C. is firing up the espresso maker and writing a new novel. (Actually, T.C. has ideas for several novels and short stories, as well as movies and TV series—but is focusing on just one novel for now.)

T.C. was born and raised in San Diego, and graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a bachelor of arts degree in communication. T.C. now lives in Marina, California on the picturesque Monterey Bay.


Beach and incoming waves at sunset in Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay Sunset by Steve Zmak