Thomas Gately Briody

Author of the Michael Carolina Mystery Series
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Thomas Gately Briody -
the man behind the myth

Thomas Gately Briody spent ten years working as a television journalist in Iowa, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Boston, winning a slew of awards for investigative reporting, including an Emmy. Along the way, he graduated with honors from the University of Iowa College of Law, briefly practiced in Minnesota. In 1989 he made Rhode Island his adopted home.

Indeed, his love for the Ocean State, with its natural beauty, rich ethnic history and raucous political culture, was the spark for the Michael Carolina mystery series.

In 1993, Tom began to put journalism aside and turned his attention to fiction writing. At the same time, he opened a law practice, concentrating in personal injury civil rights and criminal law. His short story, FIRST, won Boston Magazines's short fiction award. ROGUE'S ISLES, the first Carolina mystery, was published in 1995. It was followed by ROGUE'S JUSTICE (1996)and ROGUE'S WAGER (1997). The fourth Michael Carolina mystery, ROGUE'S REGATTA, was published in 1999.

When Tom isn't writing or practicing law, he enjoys sailing, fly fishing, visiting Rhode Island's restaurants. (You may want to check Michael Carolina's Guide to Great Rhode Island Restaurants). Tom and his lovely wife have two beautiful daughters and an adorable son. They make their home in southern Rhode Island.

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