I attended The New York Film Academy and worked for years in film and television. I wrote screenplays before writing novels and even had a couple produced.

Now I focus on my family and our small homestead in rural upstate New York. When I'm not writing murder-mysteries, I'm gardening, building something, or cooking.

I'm passionate about our myriad ecological crises and write non-fiction articles about plant-based eating and dealing with climate change. Sometimes I write about philosophy, too. Or addiction - as I am a recovering addict.

This bio sounds very serious, but I also do a mean Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation! And there's plenty of joy and laughter in my life.

I'm a very fortunate man. And I hope to pay that forward.

Medium member since January 2021


T. J. Brearton

T. J. Brearton

I’m passionate about climate change, plant-based cooking (though I’m not vegan), philosophy, and mental health. I write thriller novels for a living.