Thriller Writer Tj O'Connor

T.J. O’Connor

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 and Whining … Oh the toils of being an author.

And once again, the calendar tells me I’m late … These days, consulting eight or ten hours a day and writing all my waking hours is starting to take its toll. This morning, I was up late and assailed by my two Labs, two visiting canines—including a 165-pound...

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Dying is Toughest When It’s Your Best Friend

By Tj O’Connor, author of Dying to Know, Dying for the Past, and Dying to Tell As a mystery writer, death becomes almost cliché—at least, fictional death. It’s the heart of a story and everything surrounds it. We treat death as no more than a plot and the...

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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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