Thriller Writer Tj O'Connor

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The Pappa Files: Lightning Strikes Again!

Pappa Date: May 25, 2024. Somewhere in Winchester, Virginia. I am Pappa. There are many pappas. But I am unique. Trust me. I am an anti-terrorism consultant by profession. An author of numerous novels by devotion. A Harley Davidson pilot, man about dogs (and now...

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I Love the Boo-Too

If you are reading this, then you will learn herein . . . I am dead. Murdered. Struck down in the prime highpoint mid-point . . . er, late-prime, early twilight-ish. The police came. They crime scene investigated. They left. Case unsolved. But then, I’m just a nobody...

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The Plot Thickens at Killer Nashville

What can I say about another of my fave book events during the year—Killer Nashville is a killer conference! (Pun intended). It is for all the right reasons, too. First, because my tribe is almost always in residence in full (more on that later). Second, Clay...

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Murder As You Like It 

Since 2011, one of my favorite bookstores and author events has been the Mechanicsburg (PA) Mystery Bookshop’s Murder As You Like It. Deb Beamer has one of the most fantastic and “author-supporting” indie bookshops in the northeast. Murder As You Like It is a one-day...

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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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Dying … Life Is Too Short

Today, just now, I sat down to write my monthly blogs—something I procrastinate on and then feverishly bang them out impromptu (it keeps me agile). I was panicked for a topic and tired from travelling around begging looking for fans. I was grasping for a blog idea. A...

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Welcome

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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