About T.C. Zmak

T.C. Zmak is an ocean enthusiast, craft beer drinker, oenophile, and the award-winning author of the DARK SURF series.

DARK SURF, the first book in the series, is T.C.’s first novel. It has earned 5-star reviews and accolades from the 2016 Beach Book Festival, 2016 Halloween Book Festival, 2016 Hollywood Book Festival, 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards, 2016 Northern California Book Festival, 2016 San Francisco Book Festival, 2016 USA Regional Excellence Book Awards, and 2015 Southern California Book Festival.

RISING, the second novel in the series, and DARK SURF are available as paperbacks and e-books at online and local retailers.

What lies ahead? T.C. is firing up the espresso maker once again and writing a new novel. (Actually, T.C. currently has ideas for 3 novels—but is focusing on just one 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