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T. Martin Crouse

Founder & Editor-in-Chief


"I'm here with Ben Kenobi."


With a long history in the arts of Theater and Literature, T. was the fearless leader of many nyms. Tom, Thomas Crouse, T. Martin; whatever you call him, just don't call him Tom Cruise (he hates that).

Tom's strong vision was the bedrock of our creative community of authors, editors, designers, and illustrators. He gently guided Sic Semper Serpent into the 21st Century of publishing by creating forward-thinking publications like Spontaneous Combustion and Everlasting Stories.

Tom is now a masterful email copywriter and list manager for sustainable brands. He calls himself The Eco-Copywriter.


Everlasting Stories Podcast

Publisher + Contributing Host

Core Responsibilities

  • Write teaser copy for all episodes.

  • Create episode cover artwork.

  • Publish new episodes through all channels.

  • Manage subscriber benefits and early access.

  • 30-60 minute story episodes published on a twice-monthly basis.

2019 - Present


Everlasting Stories Archive

Creator + Managing Editor

Core Responsibilities

  • Manage the entire short story archive.

  • Design all eBooks and cover art.

  • Author of multiple story properties in the archive.

  • Set author schedules and deadlines.

  • Write story teaser copy.

2017 - Present


The Adventures of Israel St. James


Core Responsibilities

  • Produce the print and eBook editions.

  • Coordinate production between author, editor, and illustrator.

  • Ongoing marketing and promotion for the book at events and online.

  • Talent scouting and recruitment.



Spontaneous Combustion Vols. 1 & 2

Creator + Editor

Core Responsibilities

  • Contributing editor of all short stories in both books.

  • Reviewed all story submissions on short deadlines per event guidelines.

  • Co-hosted Spontaneous Combustion writing marathon events.

  • Managed all event and book projects with Content Editor.

  • Produced print books and eBooks.

2012 & 2018


Tom is now The Eco-Copywriter, providing email copywriting and list management services for sustainable companies, environmental organizations, and eco-friendly brands.

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