Legend has it Tom Bradley Jr. began his writing career on his second birthday when he used cake icing to scribe something illegible on his highchair. He's been doing it ever since.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, the Pennsylvania native wrote for community and daily newspapers in San Diego County and later launched a second career in public relations in Las Vegas and San Antonio. Along the way, he picked up a B.A. in Communications from National University in San Diego, and an M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J.

In addition to writing his Noelani Lee mysteries, which follow the adventures of a PI on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Tom spends his spare time reading, drinking good beer, and streaming crime dramas from the UK, Ireland, Australia, and other points around the globe.


Tom lives an idyllic suburban existence in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife, Donna; a Bengal cat named Malia; and a basset hound who sometimes answers to Lola.