Tj O’Connor is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2015 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) for Mysteries. He is the author of New Sins for Old Scores, and Dying to Know, Dying for the Past, and Dying to Tell. Dying to Know is also a 2015 Bronze Medal winner for the 2015 Reader's Favorite Book Review Awards, a Finalist for the Silver Falchion Best Books of 2014, and a finalist for the Foreword Review's 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award. He recently released his new thriller, The Consultant, and is beginning three sequels to previous works. Tj is an international security consultant specializing in anti-terrorism, investigations, and threat analysis—life experiences that drive his novels. With his former life as a government agent and years as a consultant, he has lived and worked around the world in places like Greece, Turkey, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and throughout the Americas—among others. He was raised in New York’s Hudson Valley and lives with his wife and Labrador companions in Virginia, where they raised five children.