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Bio


T.J. O'Connor

I first fell in love with writing while in grade school and over the years continued to dabble with characters and stories whenever life allowed. These past ten years, I've focused my energy on pursuing this dream—interrupted only by life as a security consultant and the demands of three Labrador retrievers.

I've completed nine novels and am working on sequels to a new thriller and my last mystery. You can read about those my agent represents on this site. Her support is another fortune for which I am thankful.

Today, my alter ego is as an independent security consultant in Northern Virginia. My practice works with government agencies and private businesses providing anti-terrorism consulting, security programs, and all types of investigations. I count my blessings for great clients and the best professional team I could ask for.

Prior to working independently, I was a senior executive of a global risk mitigation firm that specialized in security consulting and investigations. We served clients all over the world providing consultation in major criminal and civil investigations, risk assessments, anti-terrorism, surveillance, kidnap and ransom services, and management consulting.

During the 1980s and early 1990s, I was a government agent and had the fortune to work with some of the finest, most dedicated people I've ever known. During those years, I lived and worked around the world conducting investigations and anti-terrorism operations. Uncle Sam sent me to places like Athens, Rome, Venice, London, Istanbul, Madrid, Frankfurt, and many others, which shall remain nameless. I will be forever thankful to the friends and colleagues I met along the way and the opportunity to have had a tiny share of the history made back then.

I was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was raised in New York's Hudson Valley. My loves include writing, reading, cooking, Harley Davidson motorcycles, and hanging with my lab companions, Tobias and Annie Rose—and of course, my wife! She and I have raised five children in Northern Virginia where we continue to live.

So, as you can see, this little journey of mine has been an adventure waiting to write. It is time now to do just that.