Tim O’Mara’s debut novel, Sacrifice Fly (Minotaur, 2012), was nominated for a 2013 Barry Award. His follow-up Raymond Donne mystery, Crooked Numbers (Minotaur, 2013) received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. O’Mara’s third in the series about a cop-turned-teacher, Dead Red (Minotaur), is set for an early 2015 release. O’Mara has written several short stories, and Smoked is his first novella. He has taught in the NYC public schools since 1987 and is a proud member of several author associations and teacher unions. Visit www.timomara.net.