Tom Mercer

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Local author quenches SciFi thirst with “THING: First Contact”

    This reviewer has been an avid reader of science fiction novels ever since discovering them in a small-town library in Illinois. Those books were “a ticket out of town” and transported the reader to different worlds, thereby broadening imagination and creating a literary thirst for more of theread more →

  • Locations: Fiction Published

    Work in Progress: April 21, 2022

    The Sopris Sun introduces the Work in Progress section which serves to highlight the ample creativity among the local community. Submissions are swept with an exceptionally light edit to preserve the creators intended voice and style. 


    The Story-Teller and his Dog
    By Tom Mercer


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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    A transplant’s tale from Florida-land

    Last autumn, my partner and I said goodbye to Carbondale. We packed our belongings into a rental trailer and began the long drive to Florida. 

    We left Carbondale at 3 a.m. Glenwood Canyon had just been cleared of fallen rock and the pavement was stillread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondalian for life

    Tom Mercer has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for long enough to be considered a local by anyone’s measure, and contributed enough to boot. In recent years he regularly contributed articles to The Sopris Sun and while we’re sad to see him go, we’re comforted knowing he’sread more →