TOM STRAW is an Emmy and Writer’s Guild of America-nominated writer-producer, a New York Times best-selling author, and board member of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter. After a decade as a DJ, radio programmer, and TV weathercaster, Tom began a television writing career on situation comedies including Night Court, for which he was recognized with two WGA “Best Comedy Writer” nominations in consecutive years. While he was a producer of the NBC show it received an Emmy nomination for “Best Comedy Series.” Subsequently, which is a very big word for a comedy writer, he became head writer and an executive producer on Dave’s World, Grace Under Fire, Cosby, and Whoopi. He went on to write for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and, most recently, has been head writer and an executive producer of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie starring Edie Falco.
Straw’s first mystery novel, The Trigger Episode, was published in 2007 by Carroll & Graf. Under a pseudonym, he has since written seven more mysteries, all of which have been New York Times Bestsellers. He lives in Connecticut with his family where his home is his castle.