Thriller Writer Tj O'Connor

T.J. O’Connor

The Pappa Files: Fighting the Good Fight

I am Pappa. There are many pappas. But I am unique. Trust me. I am an anti-terrorism consultant by profession, and an author of mysteries and thrillers by devotion. A Harley Davidson pilot, man about dogs (and now cats), and an adventurer. I am a father to five and...

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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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A Crazy-Ass Author’s Christmas & New Year’s Resolutions

Christmas: So, what wild gifts does an anti-terrorism consultant and author get from his beloved family? Here’s a short list of the wild things… (and I’m listing only those wild and crazy things. My family is very generous with this old dude). Night Vision...

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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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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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