Thriller Writer Tj O'Connor

Dying for the Past

The Pappa Files: The Blog  

For those of you who followed my last blog and read my harrowing two weeks of babysitting last month, thank you for your get-well cards and prayers. I survived. Barely. The last weekend with the Grands was, indeed, a tribulation of wills. Rail (the ten-year-old) tried...

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Part I: Terrified, The Early Years 

Oh, hell yeah!   I should preface this chapter of The Life and Times of a Crazy Person with full disclosure. I believe in the possibility of all forms of everything—UFOs/aliens, Bigfoot, sea monsters, spirits, and even honest politicians. I know, I know,...

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The Hemingway Deception Cometh . . .

And so it begins again. Holy crap on a peanut butter sandwich. It’s finally coming—she’s finally coming. Ana Karras is Ana Montilla. Ana is out of hiding and on a tear. Don’t get in her way. Don’t piss her off. Don’t betray her. Deception is the sword of the cunning....

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Who’s Sinning and Who’s Settling Old Scores?

New Sins for Old Scores is my latest murder mystery with a paranormal twist—the twist is that one of the lead characters is dead. Yup, read it again. He’s dead. And this story is packed with a band of characters, each with their own agenda, and each trying to either...

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The Real Sins in New Sins for Old Scores

Murder, like history, often repeats itself. And that, my friends, is the premise for my new murder mystery, New Sins for Old Scores from Black Opal Books. My fourth mystery follows similar footsteps of my last series—a murder mystery with a paranormal twist that...

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A Good Detective Can Be A Dead Detective

Since publishing my first paranormal mystery, Dying to Know, I’ve published three more. Two in the Oliver Tucker Gumshoe Ghost series (I loathe that moniker), and recently with New Sins for Old Scores. Both these series include a lead character that has some unusual...

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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. Lately, I've focused my energy on pursuing this dream—interrupted only by life as a security consultant and the demands of two Labrador retrievers.

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