Tom O'Grady, Jr.


Tom O'Grady is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry including numerous magazine, newspaper articles and songs. He knows life is a butt bustin' ride so he's always Lookin' for the Joy, which is also the name of his blog available on his website and at Tom released his first novel, "A Gift is Waiting" in 2010. His second novel, "Degree of Difficulty" was released in 2011. A screenplay version of "Degree of Difficulty" is currently being shopped. Tom has recently published his third novel, "Dancing in Donaghadee," (Jan. 2014). All books are available in print at & select bookstores and gift shops, and digital formats at Smashwords & Amazon.

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Dancing in Donaghadee
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 80,150. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dancing in Donaghadee high steps its way through love, laughter, life and the Emerald Isle, inevitably drawing the reader, like it’s hero, John Maguire, to the "Joy." Through scenes alternately spooky, funny and heartwarming, John arrives in the wee harbor town of Donaghadee where he partakes in a night of dancing in the pub and discovers the Joy for himself. A fun story with a big finish.
Degree of Difficulty
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 114,430. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
From Philadelphia to Acapulco to Eastern Shore – follow the money as unsuspecting, nice guy Ian Connors puzzles over life's choices while diving off the cliffs at La Quebrada. The plot twists and turns like the Mexican cliff roads while you meet a sweet kid named Manuel who tries to help our unwitting hero. Ian may appear in future novels, perhaps a movie.
A Gift is Waiting
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,040. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Surrounded by the selflessness and caring of people who love them, a broken father, a questioning nun and a lost child learn that life offers amazing gifts and moments to treasure. Based on real events, this beautiful story resonates with hope as it takes us to a place where we discover there is always a “gift” waiting somewhere in our lives should we choose to recognize it.

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