Thomas Rieser began his professional writing career with interactive murder mysteries for adults and puzzle-solving one acts for general audiences. The participatory mysteries have been in production since 1991. He has also written various liturgical one acts and monologues, which have been performed at churches in Florida, North Carolina and Illinois. The Legend of Sleeping Beauty is Rieser's first book and lyrics and first collaboration on a musical. Ordinary Time is his first full-length drama. Rieser is currently working on another full-length play as well as contest one acts while directing/acting on the community level.