Tom MacDonald


The Charlestown Connection is Tom’s first novel.  After a long career in   business, Tom changed careers and now works in the non-profit sector. 

The Charlestown Connection was Winner of Best First Novel 2012 Indie Book Awards. Nominated for the 2012 International Thriller Awards, Best First Novel. A Finalist for American Librarians Association, 2011 Book of the Year Award, and nominated for Reader’s Choice Award, Salt Lake City Utah Library Association.

Tom received his BA from Stonehill College, MBA from Boston College, Carroll School of Management and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.  He teaches creative writing at Boston College.

Beyond the Bridge, a prequel to The Charlestown Connection Was published August 2013.  Tom lives in the Boston area with his wife Maribeth McKenzie


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Tom with former Light Weight Champ, Micky Ward and Boston Bruin Sean Thorton

Tom with Bobby Orr and DropKick Murphys Ken Casey (and Aunt Margaret)